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OBITUARY - RUTH ELIZABETH (HATHAWAY) EVANS

Ruth E. EVANS, 86, of Mount Ayr, Iowa died January 27, 2000 at the Clearview Home in Mount Ayr.

Mrs. EVANS was born May 23, 1913 to Eljay and Mary Jane (CARVEY) HATHAWAY in Cerro Gordo county, Iowa. On November 11, 1930, she married Roland Keith EVANS at St. Charles, Iowa.

She managed the Mount Ayr laundromat and worked as a nurses' aide. She lived in Mount Ayr most of her life. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Rebekah Lodge, Ringgold County Hospital Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include three sons, Robert (wife Phyllis) EVANS of Mesa, Arizona, John (wife Sherry) EVANS of Omaha, Nebraska and Lyndon (wife Sherri) EVANS of Storm Lake, Iowa; four daughters, Shirley (husband Verle) SALTZMAN of Mount Ayr, Janice (husband Larry) OLSON of Fairfax, Iowa, Kathy (husband John) WATTS of Spokane, Washington and Vicki (husband Barry) WYMAN of Lyman, Nebraska; a son-in-law Michael ANDERSON of Waterloo, Iowa; a daughter-in-law Leona (husband Gary) ROUNDTREE of Independence, Missouri; a brother Charles HATHAWAY of California; three sisters, Althea (husband Floyd) HOUSMAN and Sylvia (husband Harry) PETERSON, both of Winterset, Iowa and Pat (husband Don) MURPHY of Rock Island, IL; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son Richard Keith EVANS; a daughter Beverly Jean ANDERSON; a grandson; three brothers, Harold, Bob and Harlan; four sisters, Edith POUCH, Flo McKINNEY, Rose STEART and Isobel GRISWOLD.

Graveside services were held Sunday, January 30, 2000 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr with Reverend Peter BRANTER officiating. Casket-bearers were Barry WYMAN, Verle SALTZMAN, Larry OLSON, Hugh TERWILLIGER, Mike ANDERSON and Loren Winemiller. Honorary pallbearers were Brad EVANS, Ted EVANS, Rodney EVANS, Christopher ANDERSON, Ronald EVANS, Michael WATTS and Chad WATTS.

Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr was in charge of arrangements.

SOURCE: genealogybuff.com

Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010

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