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Ruth E. Housh

Jul 25, 2013

Ruth E. Housh, 77 of Mt. Pleasant, died Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 26, at Olson-Powell Memorial Chapel, where the family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Hess officiating. Burial will be in Forest Home Cemetery. Memorials have been established to Calvary Baptist Church and Hospice of Central Iowa. Online condolences may be left at

She was the daughter of George D. and Muriel Long Hummell and was born on Sept. 17, 1935, in Mt. Pleasant. A life-long resident of Mt. Pleasant, she was a 1953 graduate. On June 27, 1953, she married Byron Keith Housh.

Working in production, she was employed by Universal of Fairfield, Ceco, Metromail, Walmart, Alaniz & Sons and most recently Motorola.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She enjoyed local travel, needlepoint, and flower and vegetable gardening.

She is survived by her husband; four children, John (Kim) Housh, Paul (Kelly) Housh, Linda (Harold) McShane and Cindy (Dan Ross) Carter, all of Mt. Pleasant; a brother, Kenny (Karen) Hummell, and a sister, Velma Billingsley, both of Mt. Pleasant; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nine brothers and sisters.


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