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Ruth Showalter Heatwole
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1901
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 20, 1936

Ruth, Daughter of Bishop J. A. Heatwole, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., June 22, 1901; and fell asleep in Jesus, June 20, 1936, at the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Colo. Since a girl of six La Junta has been her home. Her school days were spent in Fairmount and La Junta, Colo., Hesston, Kans., and Goshen, Ind. For five years she taught the primary grades of the Fairmount School. While making further preparation for her chosen profession her health gave way and she had to give up the schoolroom. Two years ago her mother went before her to the spirit world. Her father, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters (E. Herman, Mrs. Mark Snyder, Lenna, Elizabeth, Sarah, and Jacob Aaron, Jr.) remain to mourn her departure, also 2 nephews and 5 nieces and a host of relatives and friends. As a child she early began to develop an aptitude for music, art and poetry. She loved the good, the true, the beautiful, especially nature, children, her friends, her family, her church, and her Bible. Early in life she had a real experience of salvation through faith in Christ Jesus as her personal Savior. She was baptized at the age of fourteen and has since then been a member of the Mennonite church. Her funeral was largely attended at the La Junta Mennonite church. Allen H. Erb preached from a favorite text of hers, "I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety" (Psa. 4:8). He was assisted by Jess Kauffman and Aaron Leatherman. As a family we desire to thank all the dear good people who have so kindly ministered to her during her long sickness and remembered us with so many loving and appropriate tokens of love and sympathy. 
Family links: 
  Jacob Aaron Heatwole (1871 - 1940)
  Bertha Olive Showalter Heatwole (1876 - 1934)
  E. Herman Heatwole (1896 - 1991)*
  Annie Charlena Heatwole Snyder (1899 - 1986)*
  Ruth Showalter Heatwole (1901 - 1936)
  Lenna F. Heatwole Neville (1903 - 1978)*
  Sara Edith Heatwole Zehr (1914 - 2002)*
  Jacob Aaron Heatwole (1920 - 1984)*
*Calculated relationship
Fairview Cemetery
La Junta
Otero County
Colorado, USA
Maintained by: Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Originally Created by: Tom Crago
Record added: Feb 26, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18088519
Ruth Showalter Heatwole
Added by: Tom Crago
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