Ruth Nettleton Obituary

Ruth Ann Nettleton
Ruth Ann Nettleton
Ruth Ann Nettleton

September 7, 1920 - June 15, 2010
Born in Pittsburg, PA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ruth Ann Nettleton, 89, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 15, 2010 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m., Thursday, June 17, 2010 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 4114 Allison Ave., Des Moines, IA, with burial in Lakeland, FL.

Ruth was born to Oscar Harrison and Erma Blanche Davis in Pittsburg, PA, September 7, 1920. She married David Nettleton on October 4, 1941. She was a graduate of Juniata College, Huntingdon, PA. Ruth was a pastor's wife for many years and served as her husband's secretary while he was the president of Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, IA. She enjoyed the fellowship of faculty, friends and students as well as the many faithful members of the churches they served.

Survivors include children, Peggy Stottmann of Naples, FL, Joy Nettleton of Lakeland, FL, David Nettleton Jr. (Jinell) of Puyallup, WA, Nancy (Bryan) Larsen of Des Moines, IA, Jean (Stephen) Bierbaum of Alton, IL, and Faith Nettleton-Scherer of Gaffney, SC; two sisters, Vera Ball of Piscataway, NJ, and Irene (David) Jones of Wellsville, NY; 14 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Dr. David Nettleton and one daughter, Ruth Nettleton.

The family expresses its deep gratitude to the staff at Wesley Acres in Des Moines and Mercy Hospice in Johnston for their excellent and compassionate care of our Mother during the past year.

Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Baptist Bible College, 1900 NW Fourth St., Ankeny, IA, 50023.

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Westminster Presbyterian Church
4114 Allison Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310
Thursday, June 17, 2010
1:00 PM
Oak Hill Burial Park
4620 U.S. 98, S.
Lakeland, FL US 33812
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
10:00 AM


Faith Baptist Bible College
1900 N.W. 4th Street
Ankeny, IA 50023-2192