Ruby Arnold, 100, passed away Wednesday November 15, 2017 at Windmill Manor Care Center in Coralville.
Funeral services will be held 11 A.M. Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the First Church United in West Liberty Burial will be in Muscatine Memorial Park Cemetery with visitation 1 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.
Ruby was born July 13, 1917 in McClean County, North Dakota the daughter of Erik and Signe (Jensen) Erickson. She graduated from Wilton High School in 1936. On February 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.