Ruth Laura Stiles

Ruth Stiles, 84, passed away December 31, 2019 at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines.

Ruth Laura Stiles, daughter of Fred and Ella Belle Stiles, was born July 5, 1935 in Des Moines, Iowa. She was a graduate of North High School.

Ruth was a gifted gardener and liked caring for her yard. She enjoyed taking trips to Prairie Meadows on Senior Day.

Ruth had a heart of gold and was always willing to help others. She especially enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s activities.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joanna Paetz; and brother, Ernie Verdow.

Ruth is lovingly remembered by her children: Debra Shriver (Rod), Carol Heathcote, Angel Daniels, Danny Stiles, and Andrea Wilson; eight grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.


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