Ruth Bovenmyer, 91, a life-long resident of Buchanan County, died at her home of complications of Alzheimer’s disease Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Memorial Service: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at the Monti Hall, Monti.

Visitation: 4-7 p.m., Friday and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Monti Hall.

Following the service, there will be a time of food and fellowship at the Monti Hall before the Graveside Service at Silver Creek Methodist Church Cemetery, Masonville.

This service had been postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak at the time of Ruth’s passing.

The family thanks all those who previously sent a card or a memorial and, reminds those that did, that it is not necessary for them to do anything additional at this time.

Those in attendance are asked to wear a mask and to social distance.

Memorials may be designated to Silver Creek Methodist Church, Camp Courageous or Cedar Valley Hospice.

Fawcett-Schmitz Funeral Home, Winthrop, is assisting the family.

Ruth is survived by her children: David (Dawn) Bovenmyer of Ames, Steve (Julie) Bovenmyer of Ames, Dean Bovenmyer of Masonville and Carol (Eric) Gilson of Boone; son-in-law: Chris Biang of Madison, Wis.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; three Brothers: Lloyd (Lee) Stimson of Strongsville, Ohio, Harry (Kim) Stimson of Independence and Andy (Jan) Stimson of Waukegan, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Leon Bovenmyer; daughter, Virginia Biang; parents, Roy and Hazel Stimson; sister, Dorothy Sherman; and great-grandson, Maxwell Bovenmyer.

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