Ruth M. Himes, 97, of Marshalltown, IA, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at Accura HealthCare of Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes in Marshalltown, with Rev. Greg Ellcey officiating. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, March 2, 2020, at Anderson Funeral Homes. Interment will be in the Iowa River Church of the Brethren Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonfhs.com.
Ruth was born October 4, 1922, to Louis B. and Elsie May (Nordyke) Sharp in Ladysmith, WI. She moved from Hayward, WI, to Clemons, IA, at the age of eight years and graduated from Clemons High School. In 1942, Ruth moved from Clemons to Marshalltown. She was employed at the Ankeny Ordance Plant from 1942 to 1945 and was a clerk at Fisher Controls from 1945 to 1979 when she retired. Ruth was united in marriage to David Himes on June 24, 1949, in Waterloo, IA.
Ruth is survived by her stepchildren: Blanche Haynes of LeGrand, IA, Pearl Wagner of Marshalltown, Jean Edens of California, Sharon Woodside of Marshalltown; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant brother, stepson Lauren Himes, siblings Pearl Berends, Mildred Rust, Vivian Wooten, Louis B. Sharp.
Ruth and I were next door neighbors at the lakeside condos. she was so sweet to me and we shared some good laughs in the halls. I loved her. Audrey Hafar
I have so many memories of Dave and Ruth,her laugh and that crazy bird she had when I was growing up,Heaven shines bright today!!
Ruth was an absolute sweetheart! Have so missed seeing her in her pew at church. We had no idea she was 97! RIP, Ruth!
I look forward to seeing you in Heaven Aunt Ruth. I love you and I'll miss until then.
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