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Ruth Ann Moore

Primghar, Iowa


Ruth Ann Moore

Ruth Ann Moore, age 96 of Primghar who passed away on October 9, 2018 Prairie View Assisted Living in Primghar, Iowa. Her Celebration of Life was held on June 22, 2019 at the Lodge at Mill Creek Park near Paullina.

Burial was October 13, 2018 in the Prairie View Cemetery; Paullina, Iowa

Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.

On line condolences can be sent to eldridgefamilyfuneralhomes.com

Ruth Ann Moore, the daughter of Emil and Anna (Meyer) Hoger, was born on Aug. 26, 1922 at Paullina, Iowa. She was baptized on Sept. 10, 1922, and later confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, Iowa. She passed away on Oct. 9, 2018 at Prairie View Nursing Home in sanborn, Iowa surrounded by her children.

Ruth was raised in Paullina, Iowa on the family farm where she worked very hard, especially after her father's death. She moved to Los Angeles, California with her sister Mavis in March of 1942 in the midst of WWII where she worked as a 'Rosie the Riveter' in a defense manufacturing plant. She was united in marriage to Claude 'Dinty' Moore Jr. on July 9, 1944 at Grace Lutheran Church in Los Angeles. After Dinty was discharged from the Navy, they made their home in Mt. Ayr, Iowa until 1948 when they moved to Longmont, Colorado. Ruth worked as a homemaker and for Red Dale Coach Company sewing curtains for travel trailers. In June of 1971, they moved back to Paullina, Iowa where Ruth worked with Dinty at their business Moore's Auto Electric until their retirement. After retirement they moved to Primghar, Iowa and they enjoyed spending winters in arizona. After Dinty passed away Ruth spent winters in Colorado with her family. She thoroughly enjoyed dancing, a daily can of Dr. Pepper, crocheting, cooking for guests in her home and having her family & friends stop in for a visit. She moved to Prairie View Assisted Living in 2017, where she made many new friends and loved doing puzzles & visiting with other residents. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband; parents; brothers, Arthur and Harold; sisters, Alice, Leona, Esther, and Mavis; and 3 infant children, Rebecca, Shari and Tom.

She is survived by 3 children, Steven (Barbara) Moore of Thornton, Colorado; Annette (Vick) Lusero of Monte Vista, Colorado and Denise Moore of Primghar Iowa; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother, Julius (Betty) Hoger of Paullina; sister in law, Lorraine Hoger of Spencer, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


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