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Ruth E. Speers 1919-2009

Jan 13, 2009

Funeral service for Ruth Speers of Emmetsburg was Monday, Jan. 12, at the Chapel of Joyce Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David Van Huevelen of New Hope Community Church officiated.

On January 8, 2009, Ruth passed away at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg. She was 89.

Ruth Eileen Speers was born Sept. 21, 1919, in Laurens, the daughter of Ray and Beatrice (Boys) Farlow. She graduated from Laurens High School in 1936. Following her education, Ruth worked for many years at Northwestern Bell in Laurens and Des Moines. She later worked with the American Lung Association and Easter Seals Disability Society.

Ruth was united in marriage to Chuck Lincoln on Feb. 2, 1940. To this union, two daughters were born. Chuck passed away in 1994. Several years later, Ruth was united in marriage to Hal Speers in Rockwell City.

Ruth was a member of the “Chat ‘n Stitch Club.” She enjoyed sewing, working crossword puzzles, computer games (especially solitaire) and polka music. Ruth loved spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Diane Cejka and husband, Ron of Emmetsburg and Jill Elliott and husband, Geary (Herb) of St. Charles, IA; two sisters, Lonnie Kallsen of St. James, MO and Rosie Roewe of Laurens; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Chuck Lincoln and Hal Spears.

Online condolences: www.joycefuneralhomes.com