Ruth Lola Kennedy
- Born: 17 Dec 1918, Greene, Butler County, Iowa
- Died: 21 Jan 2011, Torrington, Goshen County, Wyoming at age 92
- Buried: 24 Jan 2011, Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska
Noted events in her life were:
• Obituary, 2001, Wyoming. Funeral services for Ruth L. Hobson, 92, were held Monday, Jan. 24, 2011, at the First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Steven Seng officiating. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Ruth died Jan. 21, 2011 at Community Hospital in Torrington. Ruth requested that instead of flowers memorials be given to the church. Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send condolences to the family at ww.colyerfuneralhome.com.
Ruth was born Dec. 17, 1918, in Greene, Iowa the daughter of Arthur R. and Laura (Marble) Kennedy. The family lived in Deertrail, and Clifton, Colo., prior to moving to the North Platte Valley in 1927. She received her education in Mitchell, Neb., where she graduated high school in 1936. In 1938 she married Harry O. Helling and he passed away in 1968. She worked at Platte Valley Telephone Company, Associated Grocers of Nebraska, and Stroud's Grocery prior to her employment at the Farmers Home Administration. She began working in Torrington and then transferred to Rawlins and then to Worland. She returned to Torrington in 1980. Ruth married John E. Hobson on Jan. 1, 1981, and they spent their remaining years in Torrington and wintered in southern California. John died in 1988 and she returned to Torrington where she has resided ever since.
Ruth was a member of First Wyoming United Presbyterian Church, where served as an elder and on numerous committees.
Ruth is survived by a daughter and son-in-law Audrey and Gary Corr of Torrington; two sons Dale Helling and his wife Jeanine of Springfield, Mo., and Donald Helling of Houston, Texas; stepson-in-law Bruce Nelson of Pine Bluffs; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; six sisters; three brothers; and infant son; and her step-daughter Joann Nelson .