Hubertina Monica Marie (Ruffing) Erny

(November 3, 1900 - October 17, 2004)


The Lusk Herald
November 3, 2004


Hubertina Monica Marie Erny

Hubertina Monica Marie Erny, 103, of Alliance, Nebr., died Oct. 17, at the Good Samaritan Health Care Center. Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Alliance with Father Bryan Ernest officiating. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery. A wake service was held Oct. 20, 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorial may be directed to St. Agnes Academy, 1104 Cheyenne, Alliance, NE. 69301 or Good Samaritan Health Care Center, P.O. Box 970, Alliance, NE 69301.

Monica was born Nov. 3, 1900, the oldest of nine children, near Montrose in Sioux County, to Christ and Gertrude (Marking) Ruffing. The family home was in Niobrara County. She attended high school in Alliance and Edgemont, S.D. and then graduated from Our Lady of Lourdes Training School for Nurses in Hot Springs, S.D, as an R.N.

She married Carl A. Erny in Hot Springs, June 19, 1923; the couple then moved to Alliance, where she had been a resident for the past 81 years, except for two years spent in Edgemont. Monica was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Royal Neighbors of America.

Survivors include her daughters, Gertrude L. and husband, William J. Potmesit of Alliance and Thelma M. and husband Emmett W. Foley of Hemingford; sisters-in-law, Bess Ruffing and Irene Ruffing, both of Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by all eight of her siblings; her husband Carl; and her son, William and his wife, Peg Erny.

Bates-Gould Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




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