Rufus Vawter, Sr. Obituary

Rufus L.  Vawter, Sr.
Rufus L. Vawter, Sr.
Rufus L. Vawter, Sr.

January 10, 1923 - July 12, 2010
Born in Coffeyville, KS
Resided in Johnston, IA
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Rufus L. Vawter, Jr., 87, passed away July 12, 2010 at Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA.

Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 am, Thursday, July 15, 2010 at Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 3600 75th Street in Urbandale. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Private family burial of his cremains will be at Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines.

He was preceded in death by parents, Rufus and Mabel and first wife, Ruth. Rufus is survived by his wife, Lois A. Prevette Vawter; his children, Susan V. Conn (David) and their children, Thomas (Milena) and Emily all of Bainbridge Island, WA; David L. Vawter (Toni) and their children, Jorjia and Elijah of Johnston, Iowa and Timothy R. Vawter (Ellen) and children, Zoe and Sadie of Des Moines and step children, Richard Prevette (Judy) and their children, Danielle, Jaime and Christina of West Des Moines and Daniel Prevette (Debora) and son, Connor of Urbandale, IA.

Rufus was born in Coffeyville, KS. He graduated from Kansas State College and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He was president of R. L. Vawter, Inc. Rufus was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, the American Legion, Engineer's Club of Des Moines, Master Builders of Iowa, Acanthus Masonic Lodge and served for 20 years on the Urbandale Sanitary Sewer District.
Rufus loved his family and life. No one ever left his presence without laughing.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bishop Drumm Retirement Center in Johnston, IA, Aldersgate United Methodist Church or Mercy Hospice.

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Cemetery
Private
Visitation
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, July 15, 2010
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MEMORIAL SERVICE
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
3600 - 75th Street
Urbandale, IA US 50322
Thursday, July 15, 2010
11:00 AM

Charities

Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131