RUTHVEN -- Funeral service for Neva O. Rubel is today, Tuesday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Roger Maize will officiate.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.
Neva Ora Rubel, daughter of Walter and Minnie (Squires) Mileham, was born Dec. 13, 1925, on a farm near Webb. She attended school near Webb, graduating from Garfield High School.
On Jan. 22, 1944, Neva was united in marriage to Kenneth Louis Rubel, Sr. in Jackson, MN. To this union three children were born.
Neva was employed as a telephone operator for Ruthven Telephone Company before going to work at Berkeley's in Emmetsburg, where she served as a supervisor. Neva also sold Shaklee products and was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. Neva was a member of the United Methodist Church and church circle in Ruthven.
Neva passed away Friday, June 8, 2012, at the Ruthven Community Care Center, at the age of 86.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Nancy Hanson; a granddaughter, Lori Hanson; brothers, Merle, Floyd, Homer, Ray, Hershel, and Lyle Mileham; sisters, Jewel Johnson and Dorthea Edelman.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth, Sr. of Ruthven; a daughter, Judy Shores Judd (Bob) of Clinton, and Kenneth L. Rubel, Jr. (Jane) of Ruthven; son-in-law, Ron Hanson of Ruthven; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren; a sister, Marge Neibaur of Mason City; sisters-in-law, Helen Mileham of Storm Lake, Norma Rubel of Laurens and Tess Rubel of San Francisco, CA.
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