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Ruth Elizabeth Charles

Jul 18, 2013

Ruth Elizabeth Charles, 98, Burlington, died Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Burlington Care Center.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Friday, July 19, at Lunning Chapel with the Rev. David Mixon officiating. Burial will be in Burlington Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the time of service.

Born Feb. 18, 1915, in rural Yarmouth, she was the daughter of Joseph and Iva Kemery Zachmeyer.

She helped on her family’s farm and also worked at the glove factory, Midwest Biscuit Co. and I.A.A.P. She was of the protestant faith and enjoyed gardening, flowers and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include one son, Donald (Donna) Charles of Burlington; one daughter, Marjorie Vahle of Burlington; five grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren and one sister, Bessie Smith of Mt. Pleasant.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters.

 

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