Redfield: Ruth Virginia Mannie, 85, of Redfield died Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at Eastern Star Home in Redfield. Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 1 p.m. at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Redfield. Father Christopher Hughes will celebrate the Mass. After a time for lunch and fellowship, the burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Aberdeen.
Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 7 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m. and the family present starting at 4 p.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield.
Ruth Virginia was born Sept. 6, 1927, to Tom and Esther (Johnson) Haney in Aberdeen.
Ruth received her teacher's certificate from Northern Teacher's College in Aberdeen and worked as a teacher in several country schools. Ruth married Robert Allen Eppard on Jan. 21, 1950. Ruth enjoyed sewing, quilting, needlepoint, reading and dancing, dancing and dancing. No matter where she was on Sunday, she needed to get home to watch Lawrence Welk. She loved Dairy Queen's root beer floats, banana splits and DQ blizzards or anything with ice-cream. Ruth's family and friends will always remember her for her caramel-cinnamon rolls.
Ruth married Marvin Mannie on Dec. 30, 1993. Ruth was a member of St. Bernard's Catholic Church.
She is survived by her husband, Marvin Mannie of Redfield; her six daughters: Julie (Lance) Fuhrman of Mellette, Cindy (Terry) Akin of Mellette, Peggy (Duane) Zimmerman of Lake Havasu, Ariz., Laura (Steve) Mogck of Parkston, Sue (Alex) Wilson of Ada, Okla., and Barb (Tim) Muellenberg of Bloomington, Ill. Ruth is also survived by her three sons: Bill (Cassie) Eppard of Aberdeen, Dan (Nicki) Eppard of Cottage Grove, Minn., and Doug (Julie) Eppard of Presho; 38 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Jason Carsten; and two sisters: Phyllis Spear and Madalyn Stoltenberg.