Obituaries: Ruth Katherine Perryman

OTTUMWA – Ruth Katherine Perryman, 101, of Ottumwa died at 12:50 p.m. November 3, 2018 at Hospice House.

She was born September 1, 1917 in Stafford, VA to Wesley Thomas and Fannie Mae Pates Scott. She married Edgar Perryman April 12, 1939 in Elliott City, MD.  He preceded her death December 31, 1980.

A resident of Ottumwa since 1946 she had worked at, Good Samaritan, Jefferson Square Manor and worked home care for many years.

She had been a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple.

Surviving are two sons, Edgar V. Perryman of Des Moines, Jerry E. Perryman of Waco, TX; a daughter, Barbara A. Goetz of Ottumwa; 10 grandchildren, Eddie Van, Debra, Jerry Jr., Gary, Aaron, Sarah, Ethan, Anna, Maria and Abbey; 22 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; 3 sisters, Violet Saunders, Sue Northern, and Thelma Archer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a great granddaughter, Melody; 5 brothers, William S. Scott, James T. Scott, John W. Scott, Dick Scott and Gus W. Scott; 2 sisters, Rose Marie Hamilton and Myrtle Johnson.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorials may be made to Ottumwa Baptist Temple.