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Ruby R. (Wingert) Todd Pryce

(Adopted) Great - Niece of Arthur Wingert

Born - Wednesday, July 26, 1922

Milford, Seward County Nebraska

Died - Thursday, January 5, 1984

Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska

Buried - Wednesday, January 11, 1984

Buried - Armada Cemetery, Buffalo County, Nebraska

Birth Mother - Hazel Maye Wingert

Aged - 61 Years, 5 Months, 10 Days


Buried - Armada Cemetery  Miller, Nebraska



Ruby (Wingert) Todd Pryce




Custer County Chief

January 14, 1984

Ruby Pryce

Ruby R. Pryce was born July 26, 1922 at Milford to Arthur L. and Wilamena Pauline Eltiste Wingert and died January 5, 1984, at Broken Bow at the age of 61

Ruby had made her home in the Broken Bow area since her marriage to Van G. Pryce in 1964. She was employed at the Broken Bow County Club at the time of her death.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Retha Ruth Meis of Thousand Oaks, California and Mrs. Sheila Dee Carr of Overton, Nebraska. One son, Carl Lee Todd of Breckenridge, Colorado, and 8 grandchildren; Joseph Louis Meis Jr., John Lee Meis, James Lawrence Meis and Jennifer Meis, all of Thousand Oaks, California. Margue Todd of Breckenridge, Colorado, Russ Lynn Nichols, Dayle Dee Nicholas and Ted Lee Nichols, all of Kearney.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Van Pryce. Memorials may be given in her name to the Valley Hope Centers at Norton, Kansas or O’Neill.

Services were held Wednesday, January 11, at 2:00 p.m., at the Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow, with Reverend Gregory Clark officiating. Burial was in the Armada Cemetery at Miller. Mrs. Norma Johnson was the organist and Allan Woodard was the soloist.

Honorary pallbearers were: Joseph Meis, John Meis, Russ Nichols, Alvin Brink and James Meis. Active pallbearers were: Ted Nichols, Tom Connely, Bob Harold and Albert Pryce.







1st Husband - Samuel Lee Todd

"Lee Todd"

Born - March 12, 1918

Neligh, Antelope County, Nebraska

Died - October 23, 2001

Cottonwood, Yavapai County, Arizona



Daughter - Retha Ruth (Todd) Meis-Burger

Born - February 28, 1940


Daughter - Sheila Dee (Todd) Nichols-Gilbert


Son - Carl Lee Todd



 Veteran - World War II2nd Husband -Van G. Pryce

Born - November 4, 1918

Married - 1964

Died - May 3,1977

Broken Bow, Custer County, Nebraska

Father - Albert Lucius Pryce

Born - March 27,1872 - Wisconsin

Died - November 17, 1945 - York County, Nebraska

Mother - Margaret "Lucy" Lucinda (Hoffer) Pryce

Born - July 22, 1883 - Nebraska
Died -October 7, 1934 -York County, Nebraska




Van Pryce, 57 Dies in Grand Island

A funeral for Van G. Pryce, 57, of Broken Bow

will be 10 a.m. Friday, May 6, at the

Govier Brothers Chapel

in Broken Bow, with the Rev. A. O. Ernst officiating.

Graveside services and burial will be at 3 p.m.

 in the Rosemond Cemetery northeast of York,

 with Govier Brothers Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

A memorial has been established to the Emphysema Foundation, in care-of Mrs. Bill Pedersen of Broken Bow.

Mr. Pryce died Tuesday, May 3, at the V. A. Hospital in

Grand Island after a lingering illness.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby; two brothers,

Ike of Berwyn and Al of Broken Bow;

four sisters, Laura Dudley of Coos bay, Oregon,

Martha Bell Gardner, Margaret Pryce of Grand Island

and Bessie Carson of North Platte.

Custer County Chief

May 5, 1977






Brother - Ivan Richard Wingert

Born - February 6, 1915

(Adopted) Nephew of Arthur Wingert



Father - Arthur Leonard Wingert

Mother - Wilhelminia Pauline Christina (Eltiste) Wingert



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