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Ruth Juanita Deppe

Sept. 12, 2017

Published: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 9:41 a.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 10:08 a.m. CST

Ruth Juanita Deppe, 90, of Newton, died Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at Skiff Medical Center. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home and Crematory. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Women of the Moose, Kellogg Historical Society or St. Jude Children’s Hospital may be left at the funeral home.

Juanita, the daughter of Ralph and Lizzie (Talbert) Kinney, was born March 4, 1927, in Scranton. Living in many places during her childhood with her dad’s farming career, Juanita graduated from Montezuma High School in 1945. On Jan. 11, 1945, Juanita was united in marriage with Maynard Deppe in Grinnell. They made their home in the Rock Creek area. Juanita worked for Hy-Vee as a cashier for 49 years, retiring in 2008. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, Farm Bureau and the Kellogg Historical Society. Juanita enjoyed country music, going to the casino, playing Bingo, traveling to all the 50 states except Alaska and spending time with her family.

Those left to honor Juanita’s memory are her children, Helen (Dean) Lanser, Ruth (Steve) Bookout, Kathy (Bob) Richardson and Kenneth Deppe, all of Newton; four grandchildren, Roxanne (Terry) Roll of Newton, Tori Rohde of Ankeny, Ashley (Ed) Martin of Mitchellville and Travis (Kristin) Crawford of Omaha, Neb.; seven great-grandchildren, Jason, Michael, Kacie, Brianna, Taylor, Hunter and Seth; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Grace Dickey of Newton. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maynard Deppe; great-grandson, Brian Woody; three brothers, Cliff, Charley and Robert in infancy; and six sisters, Erma, Florence, Claribel, Doris, Ellen and Helen, as a young child. 

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