Ruth Ann Meyerholz

Born: Mon., Nov. 30, 1942
Died: Thu., Mar. 14, 2019


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Mar. 17, 2019
Location: Dudgeon-McCulley
Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Mon., Mar. 18, 2019
Location: First Presbyterian Church

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Ruth Ann Meyerholz, aged 76 of Wapello, died Thursday, March 14, 2019, surrounded by her family at her home. The daughter of Ralph Nelson and Mary Jane (Dotson) Scheihing, she was born on November 30, 1942, in Burlington, Iowa. She married Lloyd Meyerholz on August 19, 2000, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello.

Ruth graduated from Wapello High School in 1960 and attended Teletype school in Kansas City. She worked as a bookkeeper for various local businesses and later as a farm wife.

Ruth was an active and lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello. She was also a member of T.T.T. and the Mary Makers Circle Club. Ruth loved her flowers, taking pictures, keeping up with technology, shopping, watching movies, and most importantly loved spending time with her family.

Ruth’s family includes: her husband, Lloyd; children Stephanie (James) Gipple of Wapello, Jeff Meyerholz of Camanche, and Penny (Jon) Hoogland of Altoona; grandchildren Megan Gipple, Kara (Ben) Vierling, and Dillon (Carrie) Gipple; great grandchildren Augustus Vierling, Greta Vierling, and Gibson Gipple; and sister Alene (Philip) Neas of Westcliffe, Colorado. She is preceded in death by her parents and son, Lance Stineman.

The funeral ceremony for Ruthie, will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, March 18, 2019, at the First Presbyterian Church in Wapello, Iowa officiated by Dr. Rev. Mary Pugh, with a luncheon to follow at the Fellowship Hall. The family will meet with friends from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2019, at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello, Iowa. A memorial has been established to the First Presbyterian Church of Wapello and Great River Hospice House.

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Judy Beeding
   Posted Sat March 16, 2019
Lloyd, so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Lots of good memories of you two.

Vicki Baxter
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019

My prayers and thoughts are with you and family. May God bring you comfort during this time..... I remember your mother well while growing up in Wapello. She was very friendly and kind. May your fond memories of her bring you comfort each day.

Shirley Lesnet
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss Lloyd ..

Ray Johansmeier
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
LLoyd, so sorry to learn of Ruth's passing. Kristy and I send our condolences. She had the kindest soul of anyone I know.

Jean Bermel
   Posted Thu March 28, 2019
Sending prayers to the family. Ruth was a very good person to have in the community.

Ronald Lance
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
Dear Lloyd and Family, Sharon and I send you our condolences. We will miss the two of you coming to the RGV. Ruth was always full of life and enjoyed catching up on what was going on at Fiesta Village and enjoyed visiting with us. Ron and Sharon "The Lance's"

Lois Coddington
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Her friends in Fiesta Village, Mission, Texas just learned of Ruth's passing and I, for one, want to tell you how much I miss her already. We became friends because I knew her mother that lived here in the winter and stayed friends after her mother's death. I looked forward to her visit every winter in person and shared scarves and dishcloths for her to take back up north. A wonderful friend and a joy to have known.

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