Garden Chapel

Ruth Van Steenwyk

November 22, 2012
Pella, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Monday, November 26, 2012
Trinity Reformed Church
Pella, Iowa

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

Graceland Cemetery
Pella, Iowa

In Memory Of

Ruth Van Steenwyk
Pella, Iowa
(Age 77)

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.

Ruth's family:
Connie Vannoy
            Sarah Moore
                        Skyler Moore
            Seth Van Steenwyk
            Stacy Vannoy
            Shay Vannoy

Carrie Jayne
            Lee Van Steenwyk
                        Nate Van Steenwyk
                        Billy Williams
                        Michael Szlachetka
                        Allan Van Steenwyk
                        Katie Szlachetka
                        Kierra Van Steenwyk
                        Nikkie McCombs

Sherrie Van Steenwyk (deceased)

Allan Van Steenwyk (deceased)
            Amy West
                        Aurora West
                        Lea West
            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

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