September 6, 2001

(6/07/1910 - 9/01/2001)

Jewell Evelyn Ruth, 91, of rural Downing, MO died September 1, 2001, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, MO

The daughter of George William and Luella (Speer) Westoff, she was born June 7, 1910 near Bunkerhill Community in Schuyler County, MO.

She married Floyd J. Ruth on August 11, 1928. He died on August 23, 1987.

Survivors include her daughter, Arlene Ruth Webb and her husband, Les of Ottumwa, IA; two sons, Vaughn Ruth and his wife, Jenny of Downing, MO, and Verne Ruth and his wife, Sadie of Centerville, IA; five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Agnes Comstock and Ladene Scurlock; and one grandson, Steven Ruth.

Jewell was a life-long resident of the Downing community, except for a few years early in her marriage which were spent in Davis County, IA. In addition to being a full-time homemaker and an avid gardener, she was an employee of the Dietary Department of the Davis County Hospital for 15 years.

Funeral services were held September 5, 2001 at the Norman Funeral Chapel in Downing, MO with Rev. Eloise Marx officiating and Rev. Sam Martin assisting. Interment was in the Downing City Cemetery. Casket bearers were Charles Comstock, Craig Comstock, Dick Comstock, Jerry Scurlock, Donald Scurlock and Ellis Speer. Honorary bearers were Junior Comstock and Chuck Comstock. Memorials have been established to the Downing Cemetery or the Scotland County Care Center.

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