Ruth Siple

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Services are pending for Ruth Siple, 94, of Le Mars, formerly of Spencer, who passed away Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, at the Prairie View Nursing Home in Sanborn.

Ruth Arlene Siple, the daughter of Arthur and Eleanore (Hansen) Elder was born Oct. 9, 1920, in Parkersburg. Her childhood years were spent in the Terril area, where she attended school.

Ruth married Marshall Siple on Jan. 8, 1950. They worked together at Hammer's in Spencer. They then moved to Le Mars where they worked at the Pantry Cafe, six days a week, starting at 3:30 a.m.

Ruth enjoyed waitressing, listening to music, garden flowers, and meeting people. She enjoyed life, spending time with family and her dogs, Fawnie and Taffy.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Marshall; one sister, Vivian Jamison; and one brother, Gib Elder.

Left to cherish her memory is her sister, Lorrie Huffman, of Spencer; many nieces and nephews including, Mike (Lynn) Huffman of Spencer, Barb (Scott) Teal of Brandon, South Dakota, James (Linda) Siple of Le Mars, and Anna Lee (Bob) Plendl of Kingsley; other relatives and friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.