Ruth A. Alday

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Ruth A. Alday

Ruth Arlene Alday, 87, Springfield, passed away Mar. 6., survived by husband Carl; son Don & Jennifer Ailor; son Dale & Mary; son Dennis & Becky; daughter DeeAnn & Don Evans; grandchildren Dolan, Dalton, Jennifer, Laura, David, Katie, Joe, Tom & Sam; great-granddaughter Cloe; step-grandchildren Anthony & Andrea; step-great-grandchildren Lexie, Logan, Ella & Sophia; sister Lucille & Ray Schilling, Detroit; brother Lloyd & Mary, Miami, OK; sister Donna & Ron Selvey, Bolivar; and nephews, nieces & friends. She is preceded in death by parents Herbert & Alvina Holtzen. Ruth was a long-time member of Trinity Lutheran Church & Springfield Vintage Motor Club. Church & family were the center of her life; she loved cooking for family & celebrating with them. She published a Holtzen genealogy & enjoyed sewing & crafts. The family thanks Springfield Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center for its care & compassion.

Visitation 6-8 PM. Mar. 10, Gorman-Scharpf, 1947 E. Seminole. Funeral services 11 AM Mar. 11, Trinity Lutheran Church. Burial Missouri Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the church building fund.



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Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home
1947 E. Seminole
Springfield, MO 65804
417-886-9994
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Published in the News-Leader on Mar. 9, 2014
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