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Ruth E. Woodhouse

March 19, 1927 October 14, 2018
Ruth E. Woodhouse
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Obituary for Ruth E. Woodhouse

Ruth E. Woodhouse, 91, died peacefully Sunday, October 14th at home surrounded by her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM, Friday, October 19th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Father Steven Witt officiating. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where a rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Regina Foundation, St. Mary’s Church or Hospice of Mercy (Cedar Rapids).
Ruth was born March 19, 1927 in Iowa City, the daughter of Edward and Marie Buck Burger. She was a 1945 graduate of St. Mary’s High School. On August 6, 1953 Ruth married Donald Woodhouse in Iowa City.
Ruth was an accounting clerk with Seabury & Smith for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed spending time at the casino and shopping. She was an avid Hawkeye football fan and was very supportive of Regina High School. Most important to Ruth was time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and her sisters.
The family would like to extend their appreciation to the caregivers with Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, especially Lynn Beadle for her wonderful care.
Survivors include her four children, Michael (Debra) Woodhouse of Iowa City, Stephen (Jane) Woodhouse of Marion, Christopher Woodhouse (Diane Baker) and Anne (Dale) Weir, both of Iowa City; seven grandchildren, Jaclyn (Mike) Nowotny, Angela (Dennis Sr.) Seay, Mark Woodhouse, Cristina Woodhouse, Joseph Woodhouse, Nathan Weir, and Jon Woodhouse; six great grandchildren, Samantha, Dennis Jr, Lisa, Ashleigh, Jocelyn and Lily; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sisters, Eunice “Sam” (Jerry) DeFrance and Jean (John) O’Neill.
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4:00 PM 10/18/2018 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 10/18/2018 7:00:00 PM
Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City

605 Kirkwood Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240

Arosary will be reicted at 6:30 PM

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service -- Iowa City
605 Kirkwood Avenue Iowa City 52240 IA
United States





10:00 AM 10/19/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City

228 E. Jefferson Street
Iowa City, IA 52240

St. Mary's Catholic Church -- Iowa City
228 E. Jefferson Street Iowa City 52240 IA
United States

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St. Joseph's Cemetery Final Resting Place

1122 N. Dodge Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52245

1122 N. Dodge Street Iowa City 52245 Iowa
United States

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