May 25, 1931 – January 22, 2013
Ruth Anderson, age 81, of 1628 Benton Street, died January 22, 2013, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home.
Visitation will be Friday, January 25, 2013, at the Schroeder Memorial Chapel at Sixth and Marshall from 2 until 8 p.m.
Following the visitation, her body will be cremated and burial of her cremains will be in the Linwood Park Cemetery at a later date.
Ruth was born in Boone on May 25, 1931, the daughter of James and Gladys (Rainbolt) Snedden.
She graduated from Jordan High School in 1948.
On February 15, 1958, Ruth married Charles Anderson in Boone.
From 1954 to 1976, Ruth worked as a telephone operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone.
From 1977 to 1979, she was a receptionist for Dr. Gerald Sutton.
Ruth was a member of First United Methodist Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, and served as a Foster Grandparent.
She enjoyed caring for animals and children, gardening, and cooking.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Isabelle Lansdowne and Iva Snider, and a brother Corporal Roger Snedden.
She is survived by her husband Charles of Boone; a daughter Kathy Powers and husband Rod of St. Louis, Missouri; and three grandchildren: Brent and his wife Noël, Lauren, and Eric Powers.
In memory of Ruth, memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church.Information provided by: Schroeder Memorial Chapel, Inc. 1006 6th Street Boone, IA 50036 www.schroedermemorialchapel.com