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Ruth Moreland

Ruth Evangeline Moreland, daughter of Ralph & Ruth (Snethen) Brenizer, was born southwest of Davis City, Iowa on March 6, 1930.
The family eventually moved to the Caledonia, Iowa area and Ruth lived around Mount Ayr most all her adult life.

Ruth married Selwyn Starkey in 1951. To this marriage was born two children Helen and Lavern. On November 1, 1974, Ruth married Wallace Moreland in Albany, MO.

Ruth was a housewife and mother and cared for her family. She was also in housekeeping and worked at the Ringgold County Hospital in dietary for 4 ½ years. Ruth had a strong faith and she was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Mount Ayr.

Ruth moved to Pella, Iowa and she became of resident of the Jefferson Place in Pella. She passed away there on March 15, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands; and her two brothers Clyde & Lavern Brenizer.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children Helen (Doyle) Beede of Pewaukee, WI and Lavern (Bernice) Starkey of Pella, IA; 7 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren with one on the way and 1 great great grandchild; other relatives and friends.

Services: 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 17, 2017 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Officiant: Pastor Charles Weiman
Open Viewing: 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thurs, Mar 16 with the family present: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fri, March 17 at the Armstrong Funeral Home - Mt. Ayr, Iowa
Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery - Mount Ayr, IA
Memorials: Jefferson Place Care Center in Pella, Iowa

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Ruth moved to JP last year and loved her to pieces. She always had a smile, and it was contagious. I feel truly blessed to have been a part of her life this past year. Thank you for sharing her with us, we all loved her so much. I will forever and always hear her say....I love you dearly and thank you for everything you do for me.

Stephanie Mar 18 2017 12:00 AM

Vangie was a very nice lady when I lived in mt ayr she and my mom Edna Baker and I always enjoyedspending time together and when my son Christian was born she lived playing with him she would always ask how Chris was i always remember her cooking and baking esp homemade angel food cake

Darlene ogunkeyede (baker) Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

My mom Oy sure enjoyed playing cards with Vangie and the girls ! Lots of laughter, lots of phone calls and a lot of years as friends. Bet they they are having quite a reunion! Heaven gained a wonderful woman. I will remember her as a hard worker, a great story teller and one heck of a cook. RIP Vangie!

Paula Webb Rychnovsky Mar 17 2017 12:00 AM

I was just thinking about Vangie the other day. So sad to hear this news. My brothers Randy, Howard, Roger an my Sisters Peggy (Jean,Bott) Kathy an I all loved her with all our hearts. Hugs an Prayers to all.

Janet Glendenning Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM

Ruth was a pleasant woman. We look forward to seeing her alive again in the resurrection. John 5:28, 29

Jim & Donna Adams Mar 16 2017 12:00 AM