|Birth: ||Mar. 28, 1957|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 2012|
AGENCY - Ruth A. Bitner, 54, of 104 S. Caylor, died at 12:13 am February 16, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born March 28, 1957 in Ottumwa to Carol Gene and Orpha Wheeldon Dodge. She married Alan Bitner on June 16, 2006.
A 1975 graduate of Ottumwa High School, she had worked at Ranks, Target and later at Colormaster for many years.
Ruth was a member of ABATE of Iowa, and she loved to ride on the back of the Harley. She loved animals and enjoyed doing counted cross stitch, sewing, decorating and working in her yard.
Surviving are her husband; Alan; a daughter, Tonya(Kesey)Carter of Ft. Worth, TX; three step-daughters, Melia Bitner, Stephanie(Bobby)Moss and Stacy(Rodney_Long all of Ottumwa; three grandchildren, Michias Rowe, Kalan Moss and Keaton Long; her mother, Orpha Dodge of Ottumwa; two brothers, Jim Dodge of Lake Rathbun and David Dodge of Aledo, TX; a nephew and two nieces, Christopher, Ashley and Rachel Dodge all of Texas; and her dog, Becca.
She was preceded in death by her father, Carol Dodge.
Funeral services will be 2 pm Saturday at Reece Funeral Home with Don Kirchner officiating. Burial will be in the Batavia Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 1 pm Friday with the family present from 6-8 pm Friday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Humane Society or ABATE of Iowa District #14.
Carol Gene Dodge (1934 - 2000)
Created by: Donald Bitner
Record added: Feb 17, 2012
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