Ruth Ann Nilhas, 90, died Friday, July  6, 2018, at Trego County Long Term Care Facility in WaKeeney.

She was born Sept. 12, 1927, in rural Trego County to John and Leta Merle (Hitt) Biehler. She was a 1950 graduate of Fort Hays State University and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a teacher certification.

She married Lloyd Nilhas on Aug. 6, 1955, in Collyer. He preceded her in death Sept. 18, 2016. She taught accounting and shorthand at Bazine High School for three years and Dighton High School for a year.

Survivors include 2 sons, Steve Nilhas, Littleton, N.H., and John Nilhas, WaKeeney; a daughter, Jill McReynolds, Hays; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ogallah Christian Church, Ogallah; inurnment in Ogallah Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Schmitt Funeral Home, WaKeeney.

Memorials are suggested to Humane Society of the High Plains. Hays, WaKeeney City Library, or Ogallah Christian Church, in care of the funeral home.