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Obituary for Ruby A. Uhl
Obituary Ruby A. Uhl Mapleton, Iowa - Ruby A. Uhl, 94, of Mapleton, Iowa and formerly of Danbury, Iowa passed away Christmas Day, Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Maple Heights Nursing Home in Mapleton. The Funeral Mass will be Saturday, December 28 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mapleton with Rev. Dan Greving officiating. Burial will be in the Danbury Catholic Cemetery at Danbury, Iowa. Visitation will be at the church Friday, December 27 after 3:30 p.m. with the Rosary by St. Mary's Guild at 4:00 p.m. and the Vigil Wake Service at 6:00 p.m. The family is receiving on line condolences at www.armstrongfuneral.com. Ruby Amanda Uhl was born March 9, 1919, on a farm in rural Dow City, Iowa, the daughter of Roy and Anna (Boehn) Boettger. The family moved to the Hinton/Lawton, Iowa area where Ruby graduated from Lawton High School with the class of 1938. She then attended and graduated from Schoenherr's Beauty School in Sioux City. She met Gilbert Uhl of Danbury, Iowa through mutual friends. They were married September 2, 1941 in the Cathedral in Sioux City. The couple farmed in the Danbury community where they raised their five children. In 1994, Gib and Ruby moved in to Mapleton and learned to enjoy the ease of living in town and relaxing with friends over coffee along with other new hobbies. Gilbert passed away December 16, 1997. Ruby was a faithful member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and St. Mary's Guild in Mapleton. She was recognized for her delicious apple pies, potato salad, gravy and her overall talent in the kitchen. Even though she enjoyed cooking, she was always eager and ready to go out to eat. She also liked to to go to the Senior Citizen's Center to share time with friends. Above all, Ruby was family orientated and baby sat for her grandkids whenever they needed her. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Those family members surviving Ruby are her children, Darlene Limoges and her husband, Dale, of Granger, Iowa, Charlene Grell and her husband, Arnold "Butch" of Moville, Iowa, Ronald Uhl and his wife, Kay and Roger Uhl and his wife, Benita all of Mapleton, Iowa; a daughter-in-law, Norma Uhl of Danbury, Iowa 10 grandchildren; and 21 great grandchildren. Along with her husband, Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Marvin "Gooter" Uhl; two brothers, Herbert and Elmer Boettger; and one sister, Marjorie Smith. Memorials may be directed in Ruby's memory to St. Mary's Catholic Church, 703 Heisler St. in Mapleton, Iowa.