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Marjorie Ruth Saville passed away December 21, 2019 at the age of 92 years, 10 months.
She was born February 6, 1927 on the family farm east of Redding, IA in Ringgold County. She was the youngest of six children born to Zula Alma (Denney) Saville and James Bernard Saville.
Ruth was christened in 1936 at Middle Fork Church. She was a member of Middle Fork United Methodist Church and attended services regularly for 92 years. Many can remember her as their Sunday school teacher. She was also the church historian for many years.
She enjoyed researching the genealogy of her family, ceramics, crocheting, quilting and collecting lady head vases. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a special joy to her. She loved showing their latest pictures.
During her life, she worked as a secretary for Equitable Insurance Company in Des Moines, IA, a housekeeper, she sewed caps at the cap factories in Grant City, MO and Mount Ayr, IA. She worked many years as a nurse’s aide at Clearview Nursing Home, at Aunt Jennies Attic and she retired from the Senior Center at the age of 80.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kay Elaine (Richard) Cobb of Kankakee, IL; three grandchildren, Kenneth Dale (Ann) Cobb, Kelli Michelle Shamhart, Rebecca Lynn (James) Woodward; four great grandchildren, Taylor Shamhart, Noah Cobb, Clayton Woodward, Curtis Woodward; one sister-in-law, Dolores Saville; one cousin, Lawrence Jefferson; nieces, nephews, several other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Zula Alma (Denney) Saville and James Bernard Saville; sisters, Esther Velma Parker, Janice Bernadene Platt, Pearl Lavene Parker; brothers, Clyde Elbert Saville and Lee Elvin Saville; brothers-in-law, Jeremiah Franklin Parker, Denzel Grant Platt, Oliver Mark Parker and sister-in-law, May Ellen (Garrard) Saville.
A visitation will be held at Armstrong Funeral Home on Friday, January 3, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 4, 2020 at the United Methodist Church in Redding, IA with Pastor Kasey Dredge officiating. Music will be provided by Jodi Lawrence and Ann Cobb. Casketbearers are Ken Cobb, Noah Cobb, Jim Woodward, Ron Loomis, Rodney Saville, Dave Breneman, Aaron Breneman. Honorary Casketbearers are Lloyd Parker, Larry Parker, Robert Parker, Doyle Parker, Gary Saville, Kenneth Saville, Karl Saville, Martin Platt. Burial is in the Redding Cemetery. Memorials are to the Middle Fork United Methodist Church, Mount Ayr Public Library, Ringgold County Public Health and Heritage Park Apartments. Online condolences may be left at

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