Ruth Buckingham Obituary

Ruth I. Buckingham
Ruth Buckingham
Ruth I. Buckingham

August 15, 1909 - January 25, 2006
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Ruth I. Buckingham, 96, died Wednesday, January 25, 2006 at her Wesley Acres home. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Monday, January 30 at the Wesley Acres Community Room. Private burial will be at Masonic Cemetery.

Ruth was born in Des Moines on August 15, 1909, the daughter of Arthur and Anna (Winterberg) Ball. She married Benjamin C. Buckingham and together they had one son James.

Ruth was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Des Moines Women’s Club, TTT Society Chapter D, the Ladies ZaGaZig Shrine and the Beta Nu Sorority (since 1927.) As a devoted supporter of the University of Iowa she was a member of the President’s Club and established a substantial scholarship. She was an artist who enjoyed antiques, cooking and travel.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Benjamin C. Buckingham and son, Lt. Col. James A. Buckingham. She is survived by granddaughter, Margaret Ann “Meg” Buckingham of Magnolia Springs AL; grandson, Ben A. Buckingham of Niceville, FL; and two great grandchildren, Jake Waters and Sierra Grace Buckingham.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Westminster Presbyterian Church or the Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund.




Memorial Service
Wesley Acres Community Room
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, January 30, 2006
2:00 PM


Wesley Acres Good Samaritan Fund
3520 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312