February 4, 2023

Dawson County Journal

Dawson County, Nebraska

Ruth Jeannine Gregg, 84 years of age, of Kearney, formerly of Bertrand

A Funeral Service for Ruth Jeannine Gregg will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at 10:30
a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Kearney, Nebraska with Pastor Sean Dougherty and Ruth’s son-in-law,
Pastor Roger McDermott officiating. Interment will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Highland Cemetery in
Bertrand, Nebraska.

The Funeral Service will be livestreamed on the First Baptist Church’s website.

Ruth Jeannine Gregg, 84 years of age, of Kearney, formerly of Bertrand passed away on Thursday,
September 8, 2022, at the Mt. Carmel Home Keens Memorial in Kearney. Ruth was born on February 18,
1938, in the family farmhouse, in the Orafino Community, 20 miles north of Cambridge, Nebraska. She was
the youngest of 10 children born to Curtin Neil and Lillian Ruth (Summers) Arnold. She attended Orafino
School through the 8 th grade and then received her secondary education from Cambridge High School,
graduating with the class of 1956. Following her education, she worked at a pharmacy in Lexington,
Nebraska, and the Café in Cambridge.

On February 9, 1958, she was united in marriage to Darrell Lester Gregg at the First United Methodist Parsonage in Norton, Kansas by Pastor Worthindike and this union was blessed with four children: Michael, Monte, Matthew, and Angela. The family made their home on the farm south of Bertrand in Gosper County, where together, they engaged in farming. She also was a dedicated member of the Gosper County Election Board for 30 years. When the couple retired, they moved to Kearney.

Ruth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Kearney where she was active in Hanna Circle
and the Virtuous Women group. While at First Baptist Church she was baptized by immersion by Pastor
Stanley Murdoch.

Ruth loved her family and treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-
grandchildren. She loved to garden and made special cards from the flowers she grew. She enjoyed
ceramics, crafting, and collecting coffee cups. Ruth enjoyed being social and getting together with the
Garden Club and Double H Club. In recent years, she tried to keep her mind sharp by doing word puzzles.
She will be remembered for her generous, loving heart; and her contagious smile. Above all, Ruth has
left a tremendous legacy to her family of God’s amazing love and grace.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by 6 brothers: Clarence Arnold; Chester Arnold;
Dorrance Arnold and his wife, Evelyn; Dorsey Arnold and his wife, Beverly; Eugene Arnold; and Richard Arnold; 3 sisters: Fern Clapp and her husband, Bill; Gladys Arnold; and Phyllis Snider and her husbandIvan; and 2 sisters-in-law: Elaine Warner and her husband, Duane; and Beverly Reiss and her husband,

Ruth leaves to celebrate her life, her devoted husband of 64 years, Darrell Gregg of Kearney; her
children: Mike Gregg and his wife, Billie Jo of Kearney; Monte Gregg and his wife, Roxann of Bertrand;
Matt Gregg and his wife, Penny of Bertrand; and Angie McDermott and her husband, Roger of Kearney;
eight grandchildren: Amber Swartz and her husband, Kevin of Kearney; Ashley Hansen and her husband,
Tony of Bertrand; Trevor Gregg and his wife, Brittani of Kearney; Gage Gregg and his wife, Kylee of
Bertrand; Jared Gregg of Kearney; Meghan Schneringer and her husband, Clint of Kearney; Abbe Gregg
and her fiancé, Buddy Martell of Chandler, Arizona; Jacob Gregg of Bertrand and his special friend, Tessa
Ruskamp of Kearney; three step-grandsons: Ryan McDermott and his wife, Carol of Omaha, Nebraska;
Nathan McDermott of Galveston, Texas; Joseph McDermott and his wife, Jen of Omaha; nine great-
grandchildren: Riah and Skylar Swartz of Kearney; Carson, Lilly, and Walker Hansen of Bertrand; Charlie
and Luke Gregg of Kearney; Bennett Gregg of Bertrand; Kellen Schneringer of Kearney; seven step-great-
grandchildren: Marco Rubio of Omaha; Kailie Korth and her husband, Shawn of Lindsay, Nebraska; Rylie
McDermott of Lincoln; Ireland McDermott of Omaha; Sloane and Everett McDermott of Galveston;
Maclyn McDermott of Lincoln; one step great-great-grandson, Edwin Korth of Lindsay; sister-in-law,
Donna Arnold of Sun City, Arizona; Jackie Reiss of Wilcox, Nebraska; and a host of nieces, nephews, other
relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with the family
greeting from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.

A memorial has been established in Ruth’s honor and kindly suggested to the family for later

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at http://www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.

Source: Obituaries