Ardyce Lavonne Alma Dames, 88, of Scribner died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Hooper Care Center.

Ardyce was born June 30, 1928, on the family farm southwest of Snyder. Her parents were Arthur and Lena (Borgelt) Legband. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Snyder. Ardyce attended District 41 in the first grade and then St. Peter’s Lutheran Parochial School. She graduated from Snyder High school in 1946.

Ardyce married Edgar Dames on Aug. 8, 1948, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Snyder. They farmed Northwest of Scribner all their married life. She attended Trinity Lutheran Church of rural Scribner until it closed and then attended St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Scribner. She taught Sunday school and belonged to the Ladies Aid at Trinity, LWML, Bible Study, and helped quilt at St. Peter’s. She was a homemaker and helped raise AKC Dogs. She enjoyed being outside, gardening, playing cards, and being with her family. She had been a resident of Elkhorn Valley Villa in Scribner until moving to the Hooper Care Center.

Survivors include: son, Randy (Sandy) Dames of Scribner; daughters, Diane (Larry) Hibbs of Castroville, Texas, Carolyn (Robert) Moenning of Ames, Linda (Dan) Dirkschneider of Snyder, Janice (David) Pruss of Fremont; brothers, Wilber (Aina) Legband of Fremont, Willis (Delene) Legband of Valparaiso, Allen (Margorie) Legband of Scribner, Darrell (Loretta) Legband of Little Elm, Texas; sister, Marilyn Hansen of Ames; sisters-in-law, Sandy Legband of Scribner, Wanda Dames of Wisner; 13 grandchildren, Michael (Diane) Dames, Matthew (Amanda) Dames, Ehren (Melissa) Dames, Dawn (special friend, Chad Bollmer), Larry (Brenda) Hibbs Jr., Brandon (Kylie) Dirkschneider, Dana (Sam) Dostal, Christine Ballard, Andrea (Brady) Vacha, Austin Pruss, Lauren (Chris) Walker, Brittney (Taylor) Walters, Mikalah Pruss; 28 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Ardyce was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar on May 30, 2002; brothers, Arnold, Delbert, Harold and Kennard Legband; sisters, Arvilla Kirch, Berena Weitzenkamp, Arlene Legband and Althea Beck.

The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Scribner. The Rev. Bruce Schut will officiate. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday with family present from 2-4 p.m. at Ludvigsen’s Scribner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Online guestbook at www.hooper-scribner.com

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Tammy Real-McKeighan is news editor of the Fremont Tribune. She covers news, features, religion stories and writes the weekly faith-based, Spiritual Spinach column.

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