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Ruth Julia Stiles

Posted November 20, 2013 in Beaverdale, Obituaries

March 21, 1912 – November 19, 2013

Ruth Stiles

Ruth Stiles

Ruth Stiles passed away on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Community Care Center in Stuart, IA at the age of 101 years young. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Immanuel United Methodist Church in Des Moines, of which she was a longtime member. Burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery, West Des Moines. Visitation will be 5-7:00 p.m., Friday, November 22 at Iles Dunn’s Chapel.

Ruth was born on March 21, 1912 to Roy and Alta Nellis. On November 12, 1932 she was united in marriage to James R. Stiles in Bethany, MO. They made their home on 48th Street in Beaverdale, where Ruth lived until 2008. Ruth and James enjoyed spending time at their lake home in Battle Lake, MN. Ruth was active in TTT Women’s group and her church.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, James; daughter, Marjorie Gibson and her parents. She is survived by her brother, Wilbur Nellis; son-in-law, William Gibson, Jr.; grandsons, William Gibson III (Darla) and Russell Gibson (Lisa); five great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Immanuel United Methodist Church.

Arrangements by Iles Dunn’s Chapel.

Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Dunn’s Chapel
2121 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50312

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