Hastings, Nebraska, resident Mary Lee Ruggles Kreager, 93, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019, at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings.
Memorial service and burial will be held at a later date. Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Mary Lee was born on February 14, 1926, in Portsmouth, Ohio to William and Jean Ruggles. She married Robert Lee Kreager. Mary Lee earned her master’s degree in special education and taught for many years. She loved her family, her church and her students. She always had a smile for everyone.
Mary Lee was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Kreager; and sister, Polly Ann Ruggles Thomas.
Survivors include daughter, spouse and family, Janis (Kreager) and John Hopkins (deceased), Carrie and Eduardo Acosta, Rafael Hopkins, Jettis Hopkins-Wieg and Joe Wieg; son, spouse and family, Thomas Kreager and Shanda Spurgeon, Jaime Zeppa Kreager, and Bailey Zo Kreager.