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Eva Ruth Burns Happy
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Birth: May 5, 1898
Nebraska City
Otoe County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1985
Falls City
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA

(Falls City Journal ~ July 8, 1985):

Ruth Happy, 87, East View Apartments, formerly of Rulo, passed away Saturday, July 6, 1985, at Northview Care Center, where she had been a resident since April.

A daughter of the late Robert T. Burns and Sophia Palmer Burns, she was born May 5, 1898, at Nebraska City.

On Oct. 1, 1916, she and Harry Gatewood were married in Omaha. They were later divorced. She and Floyd Happy were married in September of 1942 at Papillion. He died Oct. 8, 1973.

Mrs. Happy was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church at Rulo.

Survivors include a son, Melvin Gatewood, Clear Lake, CA; two daughters, Harriet (Mrs. Howard) Life and Helen (Mrs. John) Miller, both of Omaha; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Marietta Burns, Rulo; 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Roy Gatewood, preceded her.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert T Burns (1872 - 1946)
  Sophia Elizabeth Palmer Burns (1873 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Floyd C Happy (1900 - 1973)
  Harry Orville Gatewood (1894 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Roy Orville Gatewood (1916 - 1965)*
  Melvin J Gatewood (1921 - 1995)*
  Harriett A. Gatewood Life (1923 - 1999)*
  Helen Elaine Gatewood Miller (1925 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eva Ruth Burns Happy (1898 - 1985)
  Irene Burns Watson (1902 - 1980)*
  Lester G Burns (1903 - 1972)*
  Robert T Burns (1904 - 1905)*
  Neal Eugene Burns (1906 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rulo City Cemetery
Rulo
Richardson County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Southeast Section
 
Maintained by: ellen (Miller) coburn
Originally Created by: Patti Filley
Record added: Jun 10, 2009
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Eva Ruth <i>Burns</i> Happy
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Eva Ruth <i>Burns</i> Happy
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- ellen (Miller) coburn
 Added: Aug. 8, 2012
 
 
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