Ruth Kling

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 11:36 a.m. CDT

Ruth Kling, 91, of Ankeny passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Taylor Hospice House in Des Moines, Iowa.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at Ankeny Funeral Home 1510 W. First St., Ankeny, Iowa. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home.

Edna Ruth Kling was born Feb. 4, 1921, in Delta, Iowa, to John Clayton and Jennie (Hamilton) Cook. She grew up in Jasper County and graduated from Newton High School in 1938. On August 14, 1945, Ruth was united in marriage to John Philip Kling in Newton, Iowa. The couple was blessed with six children.

Ruth and Phil loved to travel all around central Iowa to various dance halls. She was a longtime member of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Des Moines, Iowa. Ruth was an avid reader and also enjoyed word search puzzles, her pets, photography, and the changing of seasons in Iowa. Mostly she loved watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow up.

Survivors include her children, Sally Ann Kling, Peggy Jean Klinge, Jennie Mae (Mark) Anderson, Clayton Philip (Deborah) Kling, and Vickie Lee (James) Roach; 13 grandchildren; 312⁄3 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phil in 2010; parents; son, Bill Kling; and brothers, Willis Cook and Bob Cook.

Now she’s dancing with Dad forever …

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