OBITUARY - RUTH (BENSON) VICKER REYNOLDS
Ruth VICKER REYNOLDS died July 2, 2000 at Clearview Nursing Home in Clearfield, Iowa. Ruth was born March 1, 1911 to Edd
and Georgia (SIVERLY) BENSON near Diagonal, Iowa.
She graduated from the Diagonal High School in 1929 and from Simpson College with a bachelor's degree in home economics
After Ruth spent a number of years as a school teacher in Nevinville and Adair she was united in marriage to George VICKER
on June 7, 1939. They resided on a farm outside of Diagonal until George's death in 1974.
On June 18, 1976 Ruth married Pearl REYNOLDS and they resided in Lenox until Pearl's death in 1983. Ruth then returned
to Diagonal where she was a member of the United Church of Diagonal and was active quilting with other ladies from the
While Ruth kept busy being a homemaker, mother and grandmother most of her life, she spent a number of years as a 4-H
leader, Sunday School teacher and a member of the Eastern Star. She also had a great love for quilting, sewing and
Ruth was preceding death by her parents, an infant brother, husband George, an infant daughter Kathleen and husband
Ruth will be missed by her two children, Jack VICKER and wife Diana of Commerce City, CO and Jean HAIGHT and husband
Lou of Urbandale, Iowa; three granddaughters and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the United Church of Diagonal on Wednesday, July 5, 2000 with Rev. Michael DRUHL
officiating. Musicians were Judy NEWTON and Rochelle MASON.
Casket bearers were Jack VICKER, Jacque BOOTH, Gary BOOTH, Lisa TAYLOR, Lou HAIGHT, Kelly SMITH, Jason SMITH and Jim
Ruth was laid to rest in the Bethel Cemetery near Diagonal, Iowa.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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