Ruby Arnold, 100

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Ruby Arnold, 100, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville.

 Ruby was born in McClean County, North Dakota the daughter of Erik and Signe (Jensen) Erickson. She graduated from Wilton High School in 1936. On Feb. 19, 1938, she was united in marriage to the Stewart "Jack" Arnold. The couple farmed in the Atalissa area until their retirement in 1974. Following their move to West Liberty Ruby had worked as a cook at the Simpson Memorial Home, Muscatine County Fair Grounds, baked pies for a restaurant and worked elections. They then moved to West Liberty where they lived until May 2004 moving to Windmill Manor in Coralville. She was a member of the Danish Brotherhood, Christian Church in Atalissa and later First Church United in West Liberty. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting and painting.

 Survivors include her four daughters: Betty (Richard) Beinke of Atalissa, Judith Sharar of Plainfield, Illinois, Ruth DeClercq of North Liberty, Iowa and Susan (Gary) Kobes of Mission, Texas. 9 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 great grandchildren: Raymond Elshoff and Bobbie Jo Beinke, sisters: Marian Moeller, Ann Decker, Otilda "Tillie" Timmsen and twin sister Ruth Kephart, brothers: Hans, Alfred and Einer Erickson and a son in law Chuck DeClercq.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the First Church United in West Liberty. Burial was in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with visitation an hour prior to the service.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. The Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Ministerial Association Help Fund.
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