Ruth Ann Verploegh

Ruth Ann Verploegh

Ruth Ann Verploegh
March 19, 1938 – April 14, 2017
Oskaloosa, Iowa | Age 79

Ruth Ann Verploegh, 79, of Oskaloosa, died Friday, April 14, 2017, at the MHP Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Saturday, March 19, 1938, in Oskaloosa, the daughter of Cornie and Ruth Adams Slycord.

Ruth Ann graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the Class of 1955. While in high school Ruth was a majorette. Following school, Ruth was united in marriage to Frank Myers and they later divorced. In 1959, Ruth was united in marriage to John Verploegh in Oskaloosa and John died December 6, 2011.

Ruth worked as a scale operator at Kaiser’s rock quarry for several years. She later worked as a CNA at Pleasant Park in Oskaloosa until her retirement in the early 90’s.

Ruth’s children and grandchildren were her world. She loved crocheting, fishing, gardening, mushroom hunting, canning, ladies bowling league and dancing to Elvis. Ruth also loved caring for the rabbits, chickens, sheep and various other animals they raised on the farm. She also enjoyed riding horses. She served on the PTA in Eddyville.

Ruth is survived by three sons: Rodney (& Sherri) Myers of Evans, Terry Myers of Oklahoma and Jerry (& Kim) Myers of Oskaloosa; two daughters: Deborah (& Randy) Myers-DeWitt of Lacey and Kim Johnson of Ottumwa; 14 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and four brothers: Paul, Merle, Donald and Wayne Slycord.

As was her wish, Ruth’s body has been cremated.
No visitation is planned.
Graveside services and burial will be held Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. in Forest Cemetery in Oskaloosa with Father John Spiegel officiating.
Memorials may be made to the MHP Hospice Serenity House.

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