Hastings resident Ruth Suzanne (Pittz) Poore, 93, passed through Heaven’s gate on
Sunday, December 27, 2020, at Mary Lanning Healthcare, Hastings, NE.
Rosary will be 10 a.m. and Mass of Christian Burial will follow on Saturday, January 2,
at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings with Father Douglas Daro officiating. Burial
will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Hastings. Visitation will be 3-4 p.m.
Friday with family present at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to St. Cecilia
Catholic Church. For the health and safety of others face masks are required for those
attending the visitation and funeral, your cooperation is appreciated. Since there are
material sharing restrictions, we ask that you bring your own pen for signing the
registration book or memorial envelopes. If you do not bring one, we can do that for you.
Private condolences may be sent to the family at www.lbvfh.com. Livingston Butler
Volland Funeral Home & Cremation Center is serving the family.
Ruth was born March 20, 1927, on a farm near Juniata, NE to Leo J. & Gertrude A.
(Faber) Pittz. She attended school at Roseland, NE, and graduated from Kenesaw High
School in 1945. After graduation, she taught grades 1 through 8 in a country school east
On May 18, 1949, she married Delbert D. Poore at Hastings, NE and they lived in Texas
until his discharge from the United States Army. They moved back to the Hastings area
where they started their family of seven children.
She was a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Hastings, NE. She was employed at
Treasure Island Café, Dalton’s Café, Silver Grill Café, Chubbyville, and retired from
Hastings Regional Center in 1993.
Ruth was a kind, humble, gentle woman of faith whose favorite pastimes were spending
time with her large family, playing cards, reading, crossword puzzles, and BINGO!!
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Jeffrey; grandson, Ryan Guest;
great-granddaughter, Sera Dodson, son-in-law, Gary Dodson, three brothers, Paul, Jerry,
and Marvin; three sisters, Mary Ann Golike, Irene Fox, and infant Gertrude.
Heartbroken and left to cherish her memory are daughters, Justine Dodson of Schulter,
OK, Christine Guest of Juniata, NE, Diana (Richard) Winslow of Hastings, and Veronica
(Bill) King of Hastings, NE; two sons, Darrel Poore of Hastings, NE and Steven Poore of
Hastings, NE; sister, Darlene Wilson of Hastings, NE; 16 grandchildren; 39 great-
grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.