Ruth Ley


Ruth Ley, 68, of Menomonie, Wisconsin, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, at Mayo Luther Hospital in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, after suffering a heart attack the previous Sunday evening.

Born Nov. 14, 1946, in Evansville, she was the daughter of Florenz “F.H.” Eversman and Alice Foster, both of whom preceded her in death.

She lived in Cecil, Wisconsin, and then Seymour, where she graduated from Seymour High School. She graduated from Lakeland College in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where she met her husband, James Ley. They were married June 15, 1968, at Zion United Church of Christ in Sheboygan, and they lived in Menomonie for the past 47 years.

Ruth worked at the Menomonie school district office and retired in 2002. Ruth attended First Congregational United Church of Christ, where she was very active in the church community. She served on the church council, was treasurer for the Tour of Homes, worked on the history committee for the church’s 150th anniversary celebration and ran the church’s Prayer Chain. She also was corresponding secretary and historian for P.E.O. Chapter AN, a philanthropic educational organization.

Ruth and her husband enjoyed traveling and visited every state except Hawaii. Their visit to Alaska last summer was particularly memorable. She especially enjoyed visiting her grandchildren. She also enjoyed family, photography and reading.

Survivors include her husband, James Ley, of Menomonie; sons, Michael (Jennifer) Ley of Indianapolis and Daniel Ley of Cincinnati; grandchildren, Nicole and Matthew Ley of Indianapolis; brothers, Charles and Paul Eversman; and many relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her greatly.

Memorial services will be in mid-November at First Congregational United Church of Christ in Menomonie. Details will be published at a later date.

Memorials may be made to First Congregational United Church of Christ, 420 Wilson Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751 and P.E.O. Chapter AN through the family.

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