Ruth Isabelle (Dewees) Gallup Love (1916 - 2017)

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FAIRBANK – Ruth Isabelle Gallup Love age 100 passed away Saturday, Jan. 7 at Lexington Estates in Independence. Ruth was born Sept. 28, 1916 the daughter of Frank and Nellie (Washburn) Dewees in Fairmount, N.D. Ruth graduated from Jesup High School with the Class of 1934. Ruth married Loren Gallup on Feb. 23, 1947, they made their home at the Gallup home farm near Littleton. This farm was near the Amish families and they befriended many of their good neighbors over the years. She and Loren farmed until his death in July of 1987. Ruth was an accomplished pianist and played on Sunday's for the Littleton Presbyterian Church, she also taught Sunday School. The Gallup's spent their winters in Florida for many years. Ruth married Harvey Love of Aurora, with whom she and Loren were good friends, on July 14, 1989. They lived on a farm near Aurora in the summer and spent winters in Florida. When Ruth began having difficulties with her health she chose to move to Prairie Hills Assisted Living in Independence and eventually to Lexington Estates. Always thinking of others, she chose to donate her body to the medical school at the University of Iowa.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Harvey Love of Independence; three nieces: Mary Lou Poggenpahl of North Liberty, Laura Ott of Fairbank, and Arlene Zumbach of Marion; and a nephew, Frank Gallup of Waterloo.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband; a nephew, Donald Peterson; and a niece, Norma Palmer Kunkle.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Woods Funeral Home, Fairbank. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at the funeral home. Memorials may be sent to the family. Condolences may be left online at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 10 to Jan. 18, 2017