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Mrs Ruth Stafford Peale
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Birth: Sep. 10, 1906
Fonda
Pocahontas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 2008
Pawling
Dutchess County
New York, USA

Author and Publisher. Along with her husband, Norman Vincent Peale, they co-founded the Guideposts organization in 1945, along with the magazine by that name, which is still a leading publication with an annual readership of about 8 million. At her death, Ruth Stafford Peale was chairman emeritus of Guideposts. It was Ruth that continued to encourage her husband when his manuscript for "The Power of Positive Thinking" was rejected by publishers, and once pulled it out of the garbage can when he had given up on it. It went on to sell more than 21 million copies. Her book, "The Adventure of Being a Wife," published in 1971, offered advice for married women based on the Peales' philosophy of positive thinking and finding a spiritual presence in everyday life. The book was later republished as "Secrets of Staying in Love." Her marriage to Dr. Peale lasted 63 years until his death on Christmas Eve 1993. 
 
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  Norman Vincent Peale (1898 - 1993)*
 
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Burial:
Christ Church Cemetery
Pawling
Dutchess County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Ron Moody
Record added: Feb 25, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24879926
Mrs Ruth Stafford Peale
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Mrs Ruth Stafford Peale
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Mrs Ruth Stafford Peale
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- TEXAS TUDORS
 Added: Jan. 18, 2016
Mrs. Ruth Stafford Peale, Order of the Eastern Star ((OES))
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Jul. 21, 2015
God bless this beautiful Christian lady.
- Beverly Smith Harker
 Added: Jun. 7, 2015
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