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Ruth C. Anderson (1929-2019)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 1/14/2019 at 10:50:02

Ruth C. Anderson, 89, of Delmar, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, January 11, 2019, at the Genesis Medical Center, East Campus, in Davenport, Iowa.

A private family graveside service and burial will be held from the Rock Island National Cemetery, Rock Island, Illinois. There is no visitation. The Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa is caring for the family.

Ruth Carol Kilgore was born on April 8, 1929 in Estherville, Iowa, to Lyle and Marie (Cayler) Kilgore. She was a 1949 graduate of Estherville High School and then graduated in 1950 from the AIB School of Business in Des Moines. She married Donald B. Anderson on October 11, 1953 in Estherville, Iowa.

Ruth first worked for the Emmett County Courthouse in the Auditor's Office. Upon moving to Maquoketa, she worked for the Jackson County Abstract Title Company, and lastly worked for the Schoenthaler Law Firm.

Ruth was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. She enjoyed knitting, baking and cooking, reading, golfing, gardening, and crafts. She was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and loved spending time with her family.

Those left to honor Ruth's memory include her children, Michael (Deanna) Anderson of Eldridge, IA, Mark Anderson of Cedar Rapids, IA, and Mona (Craig) Moeller of Eldridge, IA; 8 grandchildren, Sara, Jake, Laura, Rachel, Jared (Leah), Jordan, Jade and Abby; 3 great-grandchildren, Aidan, Brandon and Rachel; a sister, Jane Kilgore of AL; and a special family friend, Sandy Brown of AL. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald on June 14, 2011, and a daughter Michele in 2009.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a Ruth C. Anderson memorial fund has been established.

Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.


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