Creston News Advertiser
Creston, Union County, Iowa
Wednesday, December 6, 2006
OBITUARY - DORIS (RUCKMAN) ENGLAND
Doris ENGLAND, 72, of Des Moines, formerly of Mount Ayr, died December 3, 2006, at Hospice Kavanagh in West Des Moines.
Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 6, at Park Avenue Christian Church in Des Moines. The body was
cremated with burial at a later date. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, December 7, at Wilson-Watson and
Armstrong Funeral Home, 205 W. Monroe St., Mount Ayr.
Doris ENGLAND, daughter of Diamond and Homer RUCKMAN, was born June 30, 1934, in Mount Ayr. She graduated from Mount Ayr
High School. In 1953, Doris married Jack ENGLAND and later divorced. Doris worked for Shafer Insurance in Mount Ayr for
several years. In the late 1980s, she moved to Des Moines after living on a farm between Tingley and Ellston for many years
and retiring from Agri-Credit. She also worked at Principal Financial Group. She was a member of Park Avenue Christian
Church in West Des Moines and the American Legion Auxiliary in Tingley.
Survivors include three children, Kathy SIMPSON of Cumming, Diane GIBRIL of Des Moines and Jeff ENGLAND of Ellston; two
brothers, John (wife Patty) RUCKMAN of Rincon, Ga., and Rex RUCKMAN of Stockton, Calif.; three sisters, Helen (husband
Tom) SHAY of Des Moines, Hazel (husband Delbert) JACKSON of Grant City, Mo., and Mary Ellen (husband Chuck) SHIMERDLA of
Omaha, Neb.; and four grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, brother Jerry RUCKMAN and nephew Bill JACKSON.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker