AMSDEN, Ruth Reed 1905-2000
AMSDEN, MCDONALD, SYLVESTER, WHEELER, REED, FLACK, COX, KARN
Posted By: S. Bell
Date: 6/12/2012 at 14:12:23
Ruth Reed Amsden was born August 6, 1905 in Calhoun County, Iowa, the daughter of Herman and
Jessie (McDonald) Sylvester. She died Tuesday, January 18, 2000, at the Western Home in Cedar Falls,
Iowa, at 94 years of age.
She married Ralph Wheeler in July of 1927. They were later divorced. Ruth married Harry Reed on
November 4, 1933. He preceded her in death in September of 1961. She married Irving Amsden on
April 28, 1963. He preceded her in death on October 13, 1984. Ruth was a member of the Lanesboro
Happy Hour Club and the Methodist Church.
Ruth is survived by her two sons, Jack Reed and his wife Donita, of Cedar Falls, and Dennis Reed and
his wife Agnes, of Winterset, Iowa; a step-son, Charles Amsden of Phoenix, Arizona; a step-daughter,
Clara Mae Flack of Colo, Iowa; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and several
step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husbands; three brothers, Vern, Merle and Donald
Sylvester; and two sisters, Eva Cox and Gladys Karn.
Graveside committal services were 1:30 p.m. Friday, January 21, 2000, at Lanesboro Cemetery in
Lanesboro, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Falls Western Home, 420 E. 11th St., Cedar
Falls, Iowa 50613.
[Source: Dahl - Van Hove - Schoof Funeral Home]
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