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Ruth Black

April 21, 1940 ~ February 27, 2019 (age 78)

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Ruth Anne Black, age 78, of Norwalk, who died Wednesday evening, February 27, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Friends are invited to a visitation with the family from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 7th at O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services in Norwalk. 

A monetary contribution In Memoria of Ruth Anne Black, that will help to off-set funeral cost can be found be clicking the green-box labeled "Appeal for Donations" to the left of this page.  Donations of any amount will be appreciative.  Thank you!


Ruth's Life Story

Ruth Black was born April 21, 1940 to Charles and Lena Glenn. She grew up in Runnells, and moved throughout her life to Indianola, Creston and most recently, Altoona. Ruth was a homemaker and later a became a certified nursing assistant in the Des Moines area. In her free time, she enjoyed dancing along to country music and attending the Assembly of God Church.

Ruth died peacefully February 27, 2019 at the Regency Care Center in Des Moines. She lived 78 years, 10 months, and 6 days. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, and siblings, Charles “Butch” Glenn and Marguerite Brubaker. 

Ruth is survived by her children, Robert (Amanda) Keiran, Ellyn (Sam) Poston, and Mitchell Hines II; siblings, Pete Taber Jr., Phyllis Ferris, and Lola Bristoll; grandchildren, Devyn Fix, Danielle McPherson, and Megan Ingram; and host of many family members.

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March 7, 2019

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
O'Leary Celebration of Life Center ~ Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
Norwalk, Iowa 50211

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