Richeson, Ruby 99

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 3:57 PM Ruby Darleen Walker

> RichesonNovember 28, 1916 – November 23, 2015

Funeral services will be

> held for Ruby Walker Richeson at 11:00 a.m. on November 28, 2015 at

> Rhodes United Methodist Church in Rhodes with Reverend Karen Garrison

> officiating. Ruby will be laid to rest in the Eden Cemetery at

> Rhodes.Ruby was born in LaPorte, Iowa to John and Hattie Walker. On

> May 16, 1936 she married Gerald (Pete) Richeson  and from this union

> they had two wonderful and loving sons, Melvin and Jerry. Pete and

> Ruby were members of the Rhodes United Methodist Church for many

> years. She loved working with the ladies of the church in preparing

> luncheons, helping with VBS, and wherever she was needed. She also was

> a member of Rebecca Lodge 362. In

> 1995 she received a certificate recognizing 50 years of membership.

> While living at home, Ruby was a dedicated gardener. She loved to work

> outside planting and then harvesting so she could share her crop with

> family and friends.In April 2015, Ruby moved to Lafayette, Louisiana

> to live with her son, Jerry, and his family. They were able to spend

> seven wonderful memory-filled months with her. Together they engaged

> in many activities which were enjoyed by all.Ruby was preceded in

> death by her husband and son, Melvin, as well as her parents. Also

> preceding her in death were her 14 brothers and sisters:

> Carl, Clayton, Earl, Donald, Johnnie, Merle, Paul, Ervin, Bert,

> Gordon, Dorothy Clement, Mary Hilmer, Hazel Parks, and her twin, Ruth

> Walker.One of Ruby’s greatest joys was her family, especially her many

> grandchildren. She loved their visits and going to see the various

> activities they were engaged in. Survivors include one son, Jerry and

> his wife Ardella (Amy) Richeson; three grandchildren: Cindy Ward and

> her husband Rick of State Center, Iowa, Tammi Ryan and her husband

> Rusty of Chester, Maryland, and Lynn Landry and her husband Louis of

> Erath, Louisiana; seven great

> grandchildren: Matt Ward, Misty Wengert, Forrest Ryan, Sommer Faro,

> and Lyndsay, Kristina, and Trey Landry; seven great great

> grandchildren: George and Greta Wengert, Quentin and Page Ward, and

> Laila, Briana, and Gayge Ryan.Ruby was a loving mother, mother-in-law,

> and grandmother. She was a friend to all who knew her. Everyone was

> blessed by her sweet soul. God has gained an angel.  We love and will

> miss her.Pallbearers will be Phil Walker, Rick Ward, Matt Ward, Tom

> Wengert, Rick Clement, and Doug Ellis.Visitation will be at the

> Mitchell Family Funeral Home, 1209 Iowa Avenue West, Marshalltown,

> Iowa between the hours of 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 27,

> 2015.The family has requested in lieu of flowers that donations be

> made to the Rhodes United Methodist Church in the name of Ruby

> Richeson.

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