Barbara Anne Rudd

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Barbara Anne Rudd, 91, of Nevada, passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.

Barbara was born Dec. 9, 1924, the daughter of James and Neva (Montgomery) Leonard in Sac City, Iowa, where she also graduated from Sac City High School. After meeting at a USO dance and a short courtship, she married Harold Jan Rudd on Christmas Eve and became a U.S. Army wife. The couple was based in Chicago, Ill., St. Louis, Mo., Heidelberg, Germany, and Auburn, Wis. After Harold passed away in 1959, Barbara returned to Sac City where she was the high school secretary and partner with her father at the Leonard Greenhouse. After retiring from the high school, Barbara worked as a housemother for a fraternity at the Oregon State College campus. She later returned to Sac City before joining her daughter, Jann, in St. Charles, Mo., and later Nevada when Jann became the President of Cottey College.

Barbara was a member of the Methodist Faith and a member of Chapter ND, Missouri, of the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She loved to spend time with family, play cards, paint, and do craft projects.

Barbara is survived by two children, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, all of whom she adored tremendously: her son, James Rudd (Cathy) Lake Oswego, Ore.; daughter, Jann Weitzel (Jack) Nevada; four grandchildren, Sarah Weitzel Moran (Joe) of Lake St. Louis, Mo., Lauren Weitzel White (Brandon) of Medford, Ore., Hilary Rudd of New York, and Bryan Rudd of Vietnam; and four great-grandchildren, Maya Moran, Jack Moran, Bella White, and Bauer White. She is also survived by two sisters, Vivian Leonard Vogel and Judie Ripple Deane (Kenny); three brothers, Bud Ripple (Beverly), Willard Ripple, and Duane Ripple (Connie); and extended family and many special friends.

Memorial services will be at a later date in the Oakland Cemetery, Sac City, Iowa, where Mrs. Rudd will be laid to rest beside her husband, Harold. Memorials may be made in her name directly to the American Cancer Society or in care of the Ferry Funeral Home, 301 S. Washington, Nevada.

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