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Maryln Ruth Middleton

March 27, 1940 June 15, 2019
Maryln Ruth Middleton
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Obituary for Maryln Ruth Middleton

Maryln Ruth (Derry) Middleton was born March 27, 1940, to Clifford & Florence (Safely) Derry in rural Guthrie County. She passed peacefully June 15, 2019, at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa from complications with diabetes.

Per Ruth’s wishes, there will be no funeral service and her cremains will be interred at a later date. Ruth’s family is planning a memorial lunch where friends, neighbors, and acquaintances will be invited to share memories and celebrate Ruth’s life. Details will be announced at a later time.

Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Guthrie Center and the Guthrie County Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Before retiring, Ruth worked as a cook at many places but especially enjoyed her time cooking at the elementary school in Guthrie Center. She was passionate about baking, cooking, playing cards, feeding birds, caring for her flowers, and especially supporting and spending time with her family. 

Ruth is survived by her immediate family: Son Dennis (Paula) Shroyer of Panora, their family: Stephanie Roberts of Clive, her children Dylan and Kadyn, Wendy (Matt) Baudler of Panora, their children Spencer, Shayley, Sofia (Hunt), Mya and Jack (Baudler), Jamie (Kevin) Thielker of Rockland, WI, their children Julianne and Kenden. Son Dave (Tami) Shroyer, of Guthrie Center, their family: Denise (Mark) Reno of Guthrie Center, their son Seth, and Christopher Shroyer (Lexie Exline) of Sumner. Daughter Diane (Virgil Jr.) Andresen of Guthrie Center, their family: Laura Andresen of Guthrie Center, Steve (Heather) Andresen of Iowa City. Ruth is also survived by two sisters, many nieces and nephews, and numerous great nieces and nephews.

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Event Information

Loved ones wishes were to be cremated

Cemetery Details


Iowa Veterans Cemetery (at Van Meter) Final Resting Place

34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA 50003

34024 Veterans Memorial Drive Adel 50003 IA
United States

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