(Neb)-Ruth Thone Passes At 86
LINCOLN - Former Nebraska First Lady Ruth Thone has passed away at the age of 86. The death of the freelance writer and community activist came less than two months after that of her husband Charley Thone at age 94.
Current Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement calling Ruth Thone "the light and life of her husband and their entire family" as well as "a woman who touched so many lives."
Ricketts says Thone's candid spirit brought joy to many, and her heartfelt columns in the Lincoln paper endeared her to many devoted readers over the last several years.
Ruth Thone was a stroke survivor and had worked with the Nebraska State Stroke Association on public awareness and education programs.
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