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Sieverling, Ruth
79 of Phoenix. Ruth Charlene Sieverling, born on June 29, 1934, in Burdett, Kansas, passed away peacefully at home on June 1, 2014, surrounded by her family. Ruth grew up in Western Kansas and met her husband, Clair, in first grade. Although Clair first proposed in first grade, Ruth and Clair began dating in high school and were married three years later, in 1953, when Clair was home on leave from the U.S. Army. They moved to Arizona in 1956, and were later blessed with their two daughters, Debbie (Mark) Soyster, and Shannon (Mary) Sieverling, as well as her beloved granddaughters Chelsea (Jake) Gregory, and Ashleigh Soyster. Ruth's daughters, granddaughters, and great grandsons Eric, Alex, and Drew were the love of Ruth's life, along with her dog Cookie. Ruth loved children and she was a special education teachers' assistant for nearly 20 years. Ruth also enjoyed quilting and looking at beautiful, colorful flowers. Ruth will be greatly missed by her husband Clair and her entire family, including her three sisters Esther, Jo and Dorothy, and her many nieces and nephews. Visitation will be June 9th from 5 to 8 p.m. and funeral services will be held on June 10th at 10 a.m., both at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale, AZ. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to . Condolence may be offered at

Published in The Arizona Republic on June 8, 2014
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