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Ruby Power 1911-2009

Oct 8, 2009

RUTHVEN — Funeral service for Ruby Power of Ruthven is 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at the United Methodist Church in Ruthven. The Rev. Cody Crigger, Willow Creek Baptist Church of West Des Moines, will officiate.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Mrs. Power died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009, at the Ruthven Community Care Center. She was 98.

Ruby Power was born May 3, 1911, in Audubon, the daughter of Hans and Kristine (Petersen)?Nelsen. She received her education in Audubon.

On Dec. 2, 1935, Ruby and Paul H. Power were married at Atlantic. In 1939 Ruby and Paul moved to Ayrshire and then to Ruthven in 1946. Ruby and Paul owned and operated the Ruthven Café from 1953 to 1966.

Ruby was a member of the United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women in Ruthven.

Surviving is a sister, Virginia Dobson of Oregon.

Mrs.?Power was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; two brothers, Raymond and Thomas Nelsen; and an infant sister.

Condolences can be left at www.martinmatticefuneralhome.com