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Former First Lady Ruth Thone dies at age 86 | KTIC Radio

Former First Lady Ruth Thone dies at age 86

Former First Lady Ruth Thone dies at age 86

The wife of former Nebraska Gov. Charley Thone has died
less than two months after his death.

Kerry Fangman with Roper & Sons said Friday that Ruth Thone died Thursday in Lincoln at the age of 86. Charley Thone, who also served in Congress, died March 7.

She was a supporter of humanitarian causes, including civil rights and care for the needy. She also was a writer who earned a journalism degree and wrote three books and articles for several newspapers.

Then Ruth Raymond, she met her Charley Thone in 1952 when she was editor of the University of Nebraska’s student newspaper and he was working in the attorney general’s office. They wed in 1953.

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