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Ruby E. Bower, 84, of Newton passed away Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Chapel Cemetery in Falmouth. A time of visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of service Saturday in the cemetery. Burial will be in the Chapel Cemetery. Memorial gifts in honor of Ruby may be to either The Master's Hands, Hope Food Pantry, or to the Scott Avenue Food Pantry. Crain Funeral Home in Newton is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ruby was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in Carthage, the daughter of James William and Mabel Vernie (Langdon) Edgcomb. On July 30, 1951, Ruby married Joel Leroy Bower in Mason City. Ruby was a homemaker. In her free time, she enjoyed crochet, reading, and working puzzles. She liked helping others and taking time to visit and share stories. Ruby attended the Falmouth Christian Chapel.
Her parents, husband Joel, sons Leroy Charles Bower and Darrel Lee Bower, two great-grandchildren, and brothers Melvin Edgcomb and Calvin Edgcomb preceded her in death.
Published on June 5, 2017
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