Ruth Morrison Obituary

Ruth Ann  Morrison
Ruth Ann Morrison
Ruth Ann Morrison

May 21, 1939 - March 13, 2012
Born in Decatur County, Iowa
Resided in Melcher, IA
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Ruth Ann Morrison, 72, died on March 13, 2012, at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center in Foley, Alabama. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, at the Church of the Brethren in Dallas Center, with burial to follow at the Elmwood Cemetery in Minburn.

Ruth Ann was born on May 21, 1939, in Decatur County, Iowa and attended Lineville schools. She married Carroll Morrison on June 28, 1958, in Lineville, Iowa. They lived in Des Moines and Altoona before moving to Minburn in 1969. Ruth Ann worked at Woodward State Hospital for over twenty years, retiring in 1996. Carroll and Ruth Ann spent retirement years between Orange Beach, Alabama and Iowa. She enjoyed quilting, collecting clocks and music boxes. Ruth Ann was a big Hawkeye fan and enjoyed going to her grandson, Nathan's, college football games. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruth Ann is survived by husband of 54 years, Carroll Lewis, her children, Penny James and Jerry (Sue) Morrison, both of Dallas Center, and John (Kim) Morrison of Fort Dodge; her grandchildren, Chris (Chelsey) Morrison, Nathan (Abby) James, Kelli (Jimmy) Cornelius, Emily James; her great grandchildren, Hailey Morrison, Katie James, Mason James, Sierra James, Addison James, Cohen James, Autumn Easley, Dustin (Amanda) Haggard and Tera Moberly; and great-grandchildren, Kadyn, Kamdyn and Karsyn Haggard and Peyton Moberly. She was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Muriel Duffield.

Family will receive friends from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2012, at Iles Funeral Homes-Brandt Funeral Home in Dallas Center. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Online condolences will be welcomed at


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Brandt Dallas Center
1301 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Friday, March 23, 2012
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Church of the Brethren
1207 Ash Street
Dallas Center, IA US 50063
Saturday, March 24, 2012
10:30 AM
Elmwood Cemetery-Minburn
Minburn, IA 50167
Saturday, March 24, 2012