Thursday, May 28, 2009

Ruth Naomi Rieck, 92, of Shell Knob, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2009, in her home.

She was born July 27, 1916, in Ramona, Kan., the daughter of Abraham and Emma (Thuma) Beltz. On Sept. 12, 1935, in Herrington, Kan., she was united in marriage to Carl John Rieck, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 2000. She was also preceded in death by her parents, five brothers and five sisters.

Survivors include: a son, Carl Eugene "Bud" Rieck and his wife, Betty, of Shell Knob; a daughter, Carolyn Kristene Bright, of Shell Knob; and five grandchildren.

She received her education in Ramona, Kan. In 1992, she and Carl moved from Fort Collins, Colo., to Shell Knob to make their home. She attended Central Community United Methodist Church in Shell Knob.

Funeral services were held Friday in Fohn Funeral Home, Shell Knob. Rev. Dean Wilson conducted the services. Burial was at McGuire Cemetery, Shell Knob.

Contributions may be made to St. John's Hospice, Berryville, Ark., in her memory.

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