Obituaries: Ruth Christy

OTTUMWA-Ruth  Maxine Moureau Christy, 89, of Carlisle, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:30 p.m. March 20, 2017 at the Carlisle Care Center.

She was born August 6, 1927 in Fremont, IA to Jean Edward and Florence Irene Hendren McClung.

A graduate of Davis County High School, Ruth subsequently attended the Iowa Success Business School.  During her career she worked at various locations in Ottumwa including the John Deere Ottumwa Works, Graham’s Department Store and South Side Drug.

Surviving are her sons, Jean of Charleston, SC and Brad of Des Moines; step-daughters, Ramona (David) Peterson  of Vero Beach, FL and Tammi Crafton of Ottumwa; granddaughters, Kaitlyn, Bailey and Hannah; grandson, Codey; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Barbara Newman, Phyllis Flammia and Shirley Dusing; husbands, Richard Moureau and Raymond Christy and stillborn twins, Sharon and Karen Moureau.

Her body has been cremated.

Memorial services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Hemmings officiating.