Ruby Nadine Heimke was born on June 27, 1917 at Preston, Missouri. She was the
daughter of David Tandy and Sophronia Caroline (Strieker) Fletcher.
Ruby had lived in southwest Iowa most all of her adult life with Shannon City
being her home for over 20 years. She loved crafts and had a passion for
sewing. She enjoyed gardening and flowers. Ruby enjoyed her pets--especially
her dogs and watching her birds.
Ruby was united in marriage to Carrol C. Heimke on February 10, 1973. Ruby
enjoyed good health until she was 67 and then she waged a strong a courageous
battle with diabetes, strokes, and cancer.
After Carrol's untimely death on May 3, 1996 Ruby moved to the Clearview Home
in Mount Ayr, IA. Ruby died on September 8, 1998 at the Clearview Home.
Preceding Ruby in death were her parents, her husband Carrol, as well as
several brothers and sisters.
Ruby is survived by her children Karen Warren of Palmer, AK, Clifford Gildow
of Phoenix, AZ, Jimmy D. Ruddick of Des Moines, IA and Jerry C. Ruddick of
Florida; grandchildren Mike Gute of San Jose, CA, Jim Gute of Steator, IL and
Elaine Ruddick of Wenatchee, WA.
Funeral services were in the Wilson-Watson and Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount
Ayr on Thursday, September 10, 1998 with the Rev. Alan Rusk officiating. Nancy
Sackett, Mary Trullinger, Margaret Bickers and Vince Gill provided music. The
musical selections were "Go Rest High On That Mountain," and "The Old Rugged
Pallbearers were Joe Routh, Larry Oshel, Gary Pitman, Harold Bower, Bryan
Miller, Larry Denney, and Charles Hawkins.
Interment was in the Oakland Cemetery in Shannon City.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014