Ruth Ebert, age 98, of Neillsville, WI died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Ruth Marie Louise Ebert was born May 21, 1912 in the Township of Weston, Clark County, Wisconsin to Julius and Anna (nee Hoffmann) Belter, being the youngest of eight children. She grew up in the vicinity N.W. of Neillsville near Globe, WI. She was educated in that area in a rural school known as the Fairview School. She received her Christian education in the parochial school at Globe, WI, where she was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Parisius and baptized by the Rev. Brandt who was the supply Pastor from St. Johns Lutheran at Neillsville. She attended Neillsville High School graduating with the class of 1930. The following year she attended the Teacher Training Class under Miss Hazel Baker graduating in 1931. Ruth then taught school in northern Clark Co. for several years before her marriage to Arnold Ebert on November 9, 1935 at Neillsville.They lived on the home farm in Weston Twsp. until 1948 when they moved to Neillsville where Arnold was in business with the Deep Rock Oil Co. working as the Bulk man. After Arnolds death on March 15, 1958, Ruth remained in her home on E. Division St. She then attended summer school sessions at Eau Claire Teachers College with the intention to renew her Teachers Certificate. It was at this time she was offered the job of Neillsville City Librarian. She then took a course in Library Science at Eau Claire and after receiving her state certification she remained there for 16 years. Ruth retired in May 1975 as city Librarian, but continued as Library consultant for one year and assisted with childrens story hour for another year and various volunteer work at the library.Being civic minded she engaged in volunteer work in many organizations. She was a leader of Girl Youth groups for 10 years, Memorial Hospital drive in 1953, a charter member of the Ladies Auxiliary, serving as Vice President. She was also a charter member of the Senior Center serving as treasurer and worked diligently to acquire a meeting place on Oak St.She was a charter member of the Clark Co. Historical Society in 1965 and served as President for 3 years. She was also curator of the Jail Museum for 14 years retiring in 1997.Her interests were many. Being an outdoors person she loved nature and everything God left to grow. She enjoyed her walks in the Listemann Arboretum, watching for the first flowers to unfold. Likewise, the flowers and yard of her home wereof utmost importance to her. She loved antiques, re-finishing furniture, going to auctions and flea markets and crafts.She loved music concerts, singing, dancing and all childrens entertainment. She belonged to the 40s Square Dance Club. In 1966, she took her first guided travel trip and then kept going as long as she was able. She enjoyed going to Hawaii (1977), Europe (1976) and many, many scenic places in our own U.S.A.She is survived by many nieces and nephews.Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold, her parents, three sisters, Emma Roehl, Elsie Doering and Helen Quale, four brothers, Gustave Belter, George Belter, William Belter and Herman Belter, two nieces, Helen Graves and Mary Ehlers and one nephew, Paul Quale.Funeral Services for Ruth will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, June 12, 2010 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville.Pastor Timothy Biebert will officiate.Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.,Saturday, June 12, 2010 prior to the service at the Gesche Funeral Home.Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery.