Ruth Pearson

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Ruth E. Pearson


Ruth E. Pearson, 92, died Friday, November 11, 2011, at her home. She was born on March 16, 1919, in Highland Center, Iowa to Rex and Vera (Dickens) Mefford.

Ruth is survived by her daughters, Mary (Greg) Lagerquist and Janet (John) Byers; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sisters, Helen Schlenker and Maxine Schmidt; and brother, Earl (Joan) Mefford.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, C. William Pearson; son, Rex W. Pearson; and sister, Donna Hunnell.

The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2011, at Hamilton's Mitchellville Funeral Home, 303 Center Avenue South in Mitchellville.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2011, at Hamilton's Altoona Funeral Home, 105 4th Street SW, with burial to follow at Mitchellville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Centennial United Methodist Church of Ivy in loving memory of Ruth.

Online condolences may be made to:

Published in Des Moines Register on Nov. 14, 2011
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