November 22, 2012
10:30 A.M. Monday, November 26, 2012
Trinity Reformed Church
Starting at 11:00 A.M. Sunday, November 25, 2012
at the Garden Chapel Funeral Home
with family present 1:00 - 3:00 P.M.
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Hospice of Pella
November 14, 1935 - November 22, 2012
Ozie Ruth Van Steenwyk was born on November 14, 1935, to Lloyd D. and L. Mae Beard Harvey in Warren, Arkansas. She passed away Thursday, November 22, 2012, at the Hospice of Pella Comfort House at the age of seventy-seven.
Ruth graduated from the Attica High School. On November 14, 1952, she was united in marriage with Alfred Rene Van Steenwyk at the Attica Methodist Church. They were blessed with five children: Connie, Carrie, Sherrie, Allan, and Michael.
Ruth enjoyed being a farmer's wife and a Mom. Later she was employed at Pella Corporation where she worked for twenty-eight years, retiring in 1999.
Her favorite hobbies were baking for others, spending time with her family and friends, going swimming with her grandchildren, and scooter riding with Baby.
Those left to cherish her memory are: her children: Connie Vannoy, Carrie and Tom Jayne and Michael J. and Ruth Ann Van Steenwyk; ten grandchildren: sixteen great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Dorothy and Larry Wheatcraft and Rena Schmidtz.
Preceding her in death were: her parents; her husband, Alfred, March 10, 2003; parents-in-law, Henry J. and Cornellia Van Steenwyk; daughter Sherrie Lynn Van Steenwyk; son Allan Van Steenwyk; and brother-in-law, Bill Schmidtz.
Seth Van Steenwyk
Lee Van Steenwyk
Nate Van Steenwyk
Allan Van Steenwyk
Kierra Van Steenwyk
Sherrie Van Steenwyk (deceased)
Allan Van Steenwyk (deceased)
Aaron Van Steenwyk
Austin Van Steenwyk
Shyla Van Steenwyk
Michael Jo Van Steenwyk
Hannah Van Steenwyk
Haylie Van Steenwyk
Hatcher Van Steenwyk
Hayden Van Steenwyk
Michael J. Van Steenwyk
Jacob Van Steenwyk
Justin Van Steenwyk