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Ruth Hollingsworth10/11/2016
Ruth Ellen (Hollingsworth) Shoemaker, 86, of Waterloo, died at Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.

She was born Jan. 13, 1930, in Chicago, daughter of Frank and Esta Mae (Borrall) Hollingsworth.
Ruth graduated from Knoxville High School with the Class of 1947.

She married Gene D. Shoemaker on June 14, 1948, in Knoxville. He died Nov. 3, 2002.

Survivors: three sons, Gary (Christi) of Waterloo, Dennis (Pauline) of New Berlin, Wis., and Lawrence (Cindy) of Nashua; four daughters, Susan (Wendell) Eckhoff of Stewartville, Minn., Sharon Shoemaker of Waterloo, Sheila (Gene) Welter of Gilbertville, and Sandy (David) Hocken of Avoca; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: her parents.Ruth Hollingworth

Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Kearns Funeral Service Kimball Chapel with burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 13, at the funeral home.

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