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Ruth Leora Johnson

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ruth Leora Johnson, 96, of Linn Grove, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law in Iowa City, where she had lived and had been cared for by her family for the past 28 months.

Funeral services for Ruth will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove.

Interment will be in the Barnes Township Cemetery in Linn Grove, under the direction of the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.

Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids.

Ruth Leora Anderson, the daughter of Ed and Laura Mae (Christeson) Anderson, was born Jan. 3, 1912, at her parents' home north of Alta in Scott Township, Buena Vista County. She attended Highview Consolidated School and graduated in 1929. She attended Buena Vista College for two years. She taught at Highview for two-and-a-half years.

On May 9, 1934, she married Delbert Johnson of Albert City, at her parents' home. They were blessed with one daughter, Nancy. The couple established their first home in Rembrandt, Iowa and later moved to a farm near Linn Grove, where they spent the majority of their married life. After Del's death on Oct. 6, 1967, Ruth moved into Storm Lake, where she lived until 1998 when she moved near her family in Iowa City. She lived at Ecumenical Towers and had many friends there.

Ruth was baptized and joined the Elk Baptist Church north of Alta. Later, she transferred membership to Riverside Presbyterian Church in Linn Grove. She was active in Sunday School and Ladies Aid. Ruth was a homemaker. In the community, she was a 4-H Leader and belonged to various ladies' clubs.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Del; her parents, Ed and Laura Anderson; her twin sisters, Mavis Pederson and husband, Russell, and Maesel Sweet and husband, Karl; her brother, Nathan "Bups" Anderson and wife, Eloise.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Nancy Macek and husband, Keith of Iowa City; three granddaughters; and six great-grandchildren.

Those who wish to send online condolences to the family may do so via the funeral home website: www.sliefert.com