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Ruth Hawk4/3/1998
Funeral services for Ruth Marie Wright, 87, of Melcher-Dallas, who died April 3, 1998
at Mercy SubAcute Care Center in Des Moines, were held April 7, 1998, at New Hope
Methodist Church in Melcher-Dallas. Burial was at Dallas Cemetery.

The Rev. Lane
Riggle officiated at the services. Music was provided by JoAnn Luksetich. Pallbearers
were Heidi Wright, Scott Wright, Bill Wright, Roger Wright, Greg Wright, and Dave
Flanagan.

Ruth was born March 29, 1911, in Pershing, the daughter of Laura Etta
Hartness Hawk and George Ewing Hawk. She graduated from Knoxville High School in
1930. She took normal training classes in preparation to teach.

She was united in
marriage to B. Clifton Wright on June 25, 1933, in Unionville, Mo. They didn't announce
their marriage until almost a year later, as Ruth had a teaching position and was to remain single to retain the job. The couple moved to the Melcher area in 1942. Ruth Wright
Dalcher Go-Getters 4-H Club for over 15 years. She was a member of the New Hope
United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband;
a twin son and daughter, Doyle Dean and Delores Jean in infancy. She is survived
by a son, Daryl "Dee" of Knoxville. Arrangements were made by Mosher Funeral Home
in Melcher-Dallas.