Ruth Marjorie James Sizemore Martin was born in Fairbury, Nebraska on March 22, 1926 to Vernon (Jesse) and Louise James. She was the youngest of four children.
Ruth spent her early years growing up on dairy farms outside Lincoln, Nebraska. The family moved to Bethany in the city of Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended Bethany schools and graduated from Lincoln Northeast in 1942.
Ruth met the love of her life, Bill Sizemore, and they married August 9, 1947. They raised three daughters together. They lived in Lincoln, Nebraska, Alliance, Nebraska and Burlington, Iowa while Bill worked for CB&Q Railroad. Ruth supported him throughout his career. Ruth also worked in retail and manufacturing throughout her life. The family moved back to Lincoln after cancer claimed Bill’s life in 1970.
Survivors include daughters:
Terry Engelhaupt (Dale) of Chadron, Nebraska
Patti Kamerzell of Lincoln, Nebraska
Susan Davis (Mark) of Lincoln, Nebraska
Also survived by grandchildren:
Kim Stetson (Chad) of Chadron, Nebraska
Scott Kamerzell (Tammie) of Ceresco, Nebraska
William Engelhaupt (Sarah) of Pearland, Texas
Amy Zeece of Lincoln, Nebraska
Dan Engelhaupt (Amy) of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jeffrey Davis of McKinney, Texas
Also survived by great grandchildren:
Nick Stetson ( Kinlee) of Rapid City, South Dakota
Dylan Stetson (Brittany) of Chadron, Nebraska
Evan Engelhaupt, Raven Ramgoolan and Sinara Abdul of Pearland, Texas
Aidan, Jake and Mason Engelhaupt of Virginia Beach, Virginia
Sawyer Zeece of Lincoln, Nebraska
Avary, Rylie and Kennedi Davis of McKinney, Texas
Also survived by great great grandchildren:
Kamdyn and Livie Stetson of Rapid City, South Dakota
Adyson, Bryn and Cooper Stetson of Chadron, Nebraska
Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by:
husband Bill Sizemore
mother and father
three brothers Harlan, Dean & Donald James
We know our mother is in a better place and at peace but she will be deeply missed by all who love her.
Graveside service on Friday, May 14th, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6700 South 14th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska. Meet at Gate 2.
Memorials to Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital.
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