Ruth was born and grew up in Long Pine, NE.  She attended college at Kearney and moved to Grand Island in 1983.  She has been married to Larry for 35 years.  Their family includes 3 adult children: Jessica, Elizabeth, and Daniel, and 6 grandchildren, who make her heart smile every day.  Ruth’s favorite Bible verse is: 2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.