Rubena Eva Newland
Rubena Eva Newland, 93, of Las Animas, Colorado, former longtime resident of Larned, Kansas, and later Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in Las Animas, Colorado.
She was born November 11, 1917, in Beaver County, Oklahoma, to parents Fred F. and Eva (Balzer) Just. She was united in marriage to Arthur Harms September 14, 1940. After his death in 1982, she was later married to Albert Newland June 5, 1997 in Larned, Kansas. After his death in 2005, she moved to Las Animas, Colorado to make her home.
Rubena worked several years as a secretary in the Soil Conservation Service in Kansas. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in both Larned, Kansas and later Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
She is survived by four children: Betty Ann (Bob) Tanner of Oriskany, New York, Gwen Elaine (Dennis) Duft of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stanley Arthur (Barbara) Harms of Hesston, Kansas and Lois Eileen (Alan) Stump of Las Animas, Colorado; 16 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; 1 sister, Lillian (Andy) Harms of Moundridge, Kansas.
Rubena is preceded in death by her mother, when she was 1, her father and two infant daughters.
Graveside services were held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, February 4, 2011, at the Countryside Bible Church Cemetery, rural Meade, Kansas. Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade, is in charge of arrangements.