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Ruth Harrigan

Des Moines

Ruth Harrigan, 89, passed away October 5, 2013. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of Ruth's life on Saturday, October 12 from 2 to 5 p.m. at her son Michael's home, 1344 Rosa Drive in Altoona.

Born December 29, 1923 in Moulton, IA to Benjamin and Mary (Matheney) Dwight, Ruth was one of 10 children. She attended Roosevelt High School in Des Moines where she met the love of her life, Jim Harrigan. They were married May 19, 1946 and were blessed with two sons.

She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who gave of herself. She enjoyed playing cards, watching Monday Night Football, golf and Dr. Phil, and visiting with friends over coffee at Dahl's. Family was very important to Ruth and she will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Ruth is survived by her two sons, Dwight and Michael (Diane);grandchildren, Mechelle Rosch, Kelley (Paul) Molitor, Jeff (Mary) Harrigan, Kyle Harrigan; great-grandchildren; Eric, Alex, Maggie, Anna, Joseph, Cassandra and Abigail; daughters-in-law Judy Roose and Sharon Marie Harrigan; sister Alma Jean Willis; sister-in-law Goldie Dwight and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents, her brothers Ernest, Reuben , Francis, and Byrdine, her sisters Eunice, Colene, Helen and Ellen, and grandson Jim Matney.

Published in Des Moines Register from Oct. 9 to Oct. 11, 2013
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