Ruth Elaine Jeffrey (Heft), 88, passed away on February 23, 2023 at CHI Health in Nebraska City, NE. Ruth was born on August 21, 1934 to Russell and Mildred Heft (Marshall) in Ohio. On December 26, 1952, Ruth married Robert Jeffrey. They were blessed with six children: Dixie, Marshall, Dennis, Donald, Nancy and Kenneth. Robert was in the Air Force and they lived on various bases before settling in Otoe in 1987.

Ruth loved to read. A book or her Bible were always close by. Ruth attended Gentle Shepherd Baptist Church in Lincoln, NE.

Ruth is survived by sons Dennis (Char) Jeffrey of El Dorado, KS, Donald (Carol) Jeffrey of Chittenago, NY and Kenneth Jeffrey of Otoe, NE; daughter-in-law Loanna Jeffrey of Otoe, NE; grandchildren Marie Jeffrey, Sean Jeffrey, Crystal Leahey, Stephanie Jeffrey, John (Patty) Bevin, Hayden (Dani) Jeffrey, Tamarra (Brian) Barrow, Mackenzie (Lynn) Jeffrey and Montana (Jake) Hanes; 17 great grandchildren; sisters Alice Hoover and Emily Rucker.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert; son Marshall; daughters Dixie and Nancy; sister Marcia McAllister and daughter-in-law Kathy Jeffrey.

Memorials services will be held at Gentle Shepherd Baptist Church in Lincoln on Wednesday, March 1 at 6 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.

Private family burial will be at a later date in Ohio.

Arrangements By: Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse 402-269-2441