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Ruth Colleene Saville, daughter of Merrill and Ruth (Harbold) Skinner, was born December 12, 1933 in Mills county, Iowa. She was welcomed by an older brother, Donald, and her younger sister, Alice, would complete the family. Colleene graduated from Redding high school in 1953.

On September 18, 1955, she married Algie Saville and they were blessed with a daughter, Vickie Lea Saville. Vickie was a blonde-haired, blue-eyed shy girl who was the apple of her parents’ eye. Vickie passed away at the age of 18 on October 2, 1974 after a long illness. She was sadly missed by her parents and after Algie’s death on October 23, 1983.

Colleene has awaited that reunion with them in heaven. Colleene and Algie lived in Redding until moving to Mount Ayr in 1983 because of Algie’s failing health. Colleene was a friend to many and enjoyed helping out at the Neighborhood Center.

Colleene became a resident of the Mount Ayr Health Care Center where she was cared for and loved by all. She passed away on June 27, 2013. Colleene was preceded in death by her husband, Algie; daughter, Vickie; father, Merrill Skinner; mother, Ruth Skinner; mother and father-in-law, Ila and Guy Saville; brother-in-law, Lowell Howie, and friend ,Tony Martinez.

Those left to mourn her loss include her sister, Alice Howie of Ankeny, Iowa; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and nephews, and friends. 

A memorial fund has been established for the Redding Cemetery in Redding, Iowa. 

Services were held at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr on Monday, July 1, 2013, with Pastor Bill Armstrong officiating. Musical selections were ‘Amazing Grace’ and ‘I Can Only Imagine.’

Casket bearers included Scott Johnson, Kasey McCurdy, Adam Jackson and Alana Jackson.

Burial was in the Redding Cemetery in Redding.

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