SLIFER, Ruth 1911-1984
SLIFER, WILLARD, ROYAL, WARREN
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Date: 2/28/2019 at 11:25:57
Rites Held For Ruth Slifer
Mrs. Clarence E. (Ruth) Slifer passed away at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, August 9 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center.
Funeral services were held at the Ivester Church of the Brethren, rural Grundy Center, on Monday, August 13 at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Arlin G. Claassen officiated.
Mrs. Howard Sheller and Mrs. John Dinnes sang "How Great Thou Art" and "In the Garden." They were accompanied by Mrs. Howard Cakerice, who also played selected numbers for the prelude and postlude.
The casket bearers were Clarence Mackie, Virgil Mackie, Lyle Neher, Paul Neher, Erwin Haren and Jay Miller.
Ushers were Donald Butler and Lloyd Draper. Mrs. Jay Miller and Mrs. Virgil Mackie were in charge of the floral arrangements.
Interment was in the Sheller cemetery, rural Grundy Center.
Relatives and friends were invited to return to the church following the committal services for a period of Christian fellowship and refreshments.
Mrs. Slifer was born on April 26, 1911, at Whitten, the daughter of D. W. and Fannie Jane Royal Willard. She attained the age of 73 years, three months and 13 days. She went to live with her foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Warren, at the age of 9, in 1920, after her mother passed away. She graduated from the Conrad high school in 1929. She graduated from a one year rural school course at Cedar Falls College in 1930.
Due to her health, she was unable to teach school, but she did do some housework for other people before her marriage to Clarence E. Slifer on October 2, 1934 at the Ivester Church parsonage.
She had a variety of interests. She became a Christian in 1926 and became a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren. She was unable to take an active part in community and church affairs because of her health.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Alma Adams of Albemarie, NC.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence, of RR1, Grundy Center; one son, Galen of Kansas City, KS; one sister, Mrs. Harold (Mildred) Wilson of Grundy Center; and two granddaughters.
The Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home of Grundy Center was in charge of the arrangements.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 31 December 1981, pg 12
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