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Ruth Marie Deutschle1,2,3,4

Female
b. 26 November 1922, d. 6 July 2002


Family Dean Lewis Werts b. 23 January 1922, d. 27 March 2013
Marriage* 21 February 1945  Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA, Principal=Dean Lewis Werts1 
Children  1. Carl Allen Werts b. 10 Mar 1947
  2. Rhea Ann Werts b. c 1949
  3. Mark L. Werts b. 8 Dec 1952
  4. Lynne Werts b. c 1954

SSN*   Ruth M. WERTS
Birth Date: 26 Nov 1922
Death Date: 06 Jul 2002
Social Security Number: 484-14-7599
State or Territory Where Number Was Issued: Iowa
Death Residence Localities
ZIP Code: 50238
Localities: Russell, Lucas, Iowa 
Note*   Ruth is the daughter of Earl Otto Deutschle and Grace Blanche Anderson.3 
Birth* 26 November 1922  Hedrick, Keokuk Co., IA1,2,3 
Married Name 21 February 1945  Werts1,3 
Marriage* 21 February 1945  Ottumwa, Wapello Co., IA, Principal=Dean Lewis Werts1 
Death* 6 July 2002  At Home, Russell, Lucas Co., IA1,2 
News/Obit* 8 July 2002  Ruth M. Werts, 79, of Russell died of a heart ailment Saturday at home. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton, with burial at Russell Cemetery in Russell.

Mrs. Werts was born in Hedrick and had lived in Lucas County most of her life. She was a homemaker and had worked at Morrell's in Ottumwa. She was a member of Russell American Legion Auxiliary and the Lucky 13 Club.

She is survived by her husband, Dean two sons, Carl of Russell and Mark of Graham, Wash. two daughters, Lynn Stuart of Chariton and Rhea Ann Weideman of Pensacola, Fla. a sister, Mary Ellen Moore of Oskaloosa eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Published in The Des Moines Register (IA), July 8, 20021 
Burial* 9 July 2002  Russell Cemetery, Russell, Lucas Co., IA, Inscription: Werts
Ruth Marie
November 26, 1922
July 6, 2002
Capt. Dean L.
January 23, 19224,3
News/Obit 16 July 2002  RUTH MARIE WERTS

Ruth Marie Werts was born Nov. 26, 1922, at Hedrick, Iowa and passed away Sunday, July 6, 2002 at the age of 79, at her home in Russell, Iowa.

Ruth grew up on a farm near Hedrick. She graduated from Hedrick High School in 1940. She attended Iowa Success Business College and worked at John Morrell following her graduation.

She married Dean Werts Feb. 21, 1945, in Ottumwa, and they lived on two different farms in the Russell area. Their four children attended Russell Community School.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Blanche Deutschle.

She is survived by her husband, Dean Werts of Russell; her four children and their spouses: Carl and Ellen Werts of Russell, Rhea and Craig Weideman of Pensacola, Fla., Mark and Nadene Werts of Graham, Wash., and Lynn and Freddie Stuart of Chariton.

She is also survived by eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; her sister, Mary Ellen (Bob) Moore of Oskaloosa; her brothers and sisters-in-law; Wilma Strait, Charlotte Werts, Burdette and Lois Werts, Dale and Deloris Werts; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ruth was a member of Faith United Methodist Church in Russell. She was also an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and the Lucky Thirteen Club. She enjoyed needlework, traveling, playing cards, shopping with the girls, and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

After her children had all graduated from high school, she and Dean enjoyed traveling and became "Snowbirds," spending winters in Florida, Arizona and eventually deciding that south Texas would be their permanent winter home. Ruth enjoyed her friends and her friendship was treasured by all.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 9, at Fielding Funeral Home, with burial in the Russell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jason, Justin and Jansen Stuart and Craig Weideman. Honorary bearers were Jaci, Chad and Gavin Werts and Brandy Japhet.

Published in the Chariton Leader (IA), July 16, 2002.
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Citations
  1. [S323] News Bank.
  2. [S129] SSDI Death Index,.
  3. [S626] Find-A-Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com.
  4. [S294] Mary Beth Jenson Family History, Mary Beth Jenson.


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