Ruby Sears Obituary

Ruby Eastland Sears
Ruby Eastland Sears
Ruby Eastland Sears

July 11, 2003
Born in Wintrhop, Minnesota
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ruby Eleanor Eastland Sears, 84, of The Lodge at Ashworth in West Des Moines, IA died of cancer at her son's home in Reston, VA on Friday, July 11, 2003. She was cremated and a memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 25, 2003 at Plymouth Congregational Church in Des Moines, where she was a member.

Mrs. Sears was born in Winthrop, MN and moved to Spencer, IA and later Davenport, IA with her parents and eight siblings in the 1930's. She was married 63 years to Jay Harold Sears of Davenport, IA. Jay and Ruby moved to the Des Moines area 30 years ago.

She was active in many local groups including PEO, Des Moines Symphony, Questers, Des Moines Country Club, Outing Club in Davenport, Rotary Ann's, several bridge clubs, Gourmet Club and Gwen's Groupies.

She is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Lyn) Sears Parks of Miami, FL, Wendy Sears Williams of Tallahassee, FL, and Tory Sears Haberlen of Atlanta, GA; three sons, Allen Sears of Reston, VA, Greg Sears of Norfolk, NE, and Tom Sears of Davenport, IA; 16 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, J. Harold in 2002 and her great-grandson, Alex in 1999.

Ruby was awarded "Mother of Every Year" award by her children. She lived as she died, with dignity.

The Sears Family will receive friends at a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday July 24 at Dunn's Funeral Home at 2121 Grand Avenue in Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church of Des Moines or Hospice of Northern Virginia, Loudon Clinical Office.




Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Thursday, July 24, 2003
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312
Friday, July 25, 2003
10:00 AM


Plymouth Congregational Church
4126 Ingersoll Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312