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Ruth Benedict Ankrom
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Birth: Jul. 20, 1920
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 11, 2011
West Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA

Ruth Ankrom

West Des Moines

Monday April 11, 2011 we lost a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend Ruth Ankrom. We did not want her to go, but God beckoned and she left. Her services will be at West Des Moines Christian Church on Friday, April 15, 2011 at 10:30am and lunch following entombment at Resthaven Cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Ruth (Benedict) Ankrom was born July 6, 1920 at the Benedict farm near Verdon, Nebraska. She graduated from Verdon High School and worked for a short time at the court house in Falls City, Nebraska. There she met Gary Ankrom and Ruth knew that he was the one for her. May 10, 1938 they were married in Des Moines, Iowa.

Daughter Joan was born to them in 1939 and three years later, Linda made her appearance. Gary and Ruth worked hand-in-hand to build the Gary's Auto Repair business. At Gary's retirement in 1968 Ruth, Joan and Linda established the ABC Antique Shoppe in Valley Junction, West Des Moines. Ruth continued the shop for nearly 25 years before closing.

Gary died August 25, 2000. Ruth remained at their townhouse in West Des Moines until four years ago when she moved to Bickford Cottage Assisted Living where she made many friends and will be missed. She was preceded in death by her brother, Roy and grandson, Christopher Bray.She will be missed by her daughters, Joan (Dennis) Bray and Linda (Jerry) Cron; grandchildren, Cathy (Dan) Meyer, Julie (Doug) Beck, Gary (Debbie) Cron, and Carrie (Mike) Nielsen and six great-grandchildren, Jennifer and Emily Meyer, Lauren and Ryan Beck, Adam and Ashley Cron.

Ruth will be missed by all. Memorials may be sent to West Des Moines Christian Church or Mercy Hospice of Johnston.

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  Gary Raymond Ankrom (1919 - 2000)*
*Calculated relationship
Resthaven Cemetery
West Des Moines
Polk County
Iowa, USA
Created by: Gary L. Pettit
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
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Ruth <i>Benedict</i> Ankrom
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Nice photo of you and the tombstone. RIP 2011
- Gary L. Pettit
 Added: May. 19, 2011
- Gary L. Pettit
 Added: Apr. 13, 2011

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