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KNOCK, Ruth 1947-2008


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/8/2010 at 19:20:41

Ruth Lois Knock, age 61, of Parkersburg died November 7, 2008, at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, of natural causes. Funeral services were November 11, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg. Burial was in St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Wellsburg. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Ruth was born the daughter of Ralph and Louise (Harringa) DeVries on February 12, 1947, in Aplington. Ruth was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church in rural Wellsburg. She attended the Wellsburg school and graduated from the Wellsburg High School in 1965. Ruth continued her education at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo for bookkeeping. Following graduation Ruth lived and worked in Cedar Falls at the University of Northern Iowa in scheduling in the administration office.

On September 2, 1973, Ruth was united in marriage with Dennis Dale Knock at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, rural Wellsburg. They made their home in Cedar Falls. They moved to Davenport where Ruth worked for St. Ambrose College. They moved to Storm Lake for a short time and in 1979 they moved to Stout. Ruth worked several jobs including Air Gas and was currently working at Cedar Valley Medical Specialists. Dennis and Ruth lived in Parkersburg for the past year and were currently living in Grundy Center following the tornado in May.

Ruth was an active member of Bethel Lutheran Church in Parkersburg where she taught confirmation classes, Sunday school and was treasurer and secretary of Circle Ruth.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Dennis Knock of Parkersburg; one son, Eric (Penny) Knock of Buffalo; one daughter, Rachel Knock of Parkersburg; one grandson, Brockton; her mother, Louise DeVries of Grundy Center; one brother, Robert DeVries of Winsor, Colo.; and two nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ralph DeVries; one aunt, Gertie DeVries.

--Redman-Schwartz Funeral Homes (www.redman-schwartz.com)


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