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Ruth Ann Hilborn

The Northwood Anchor of Northwood, Iowa

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Ruth Ann Hilborn, age 84, of Northwood, Iowa, died Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2009, at the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa. The funeral service for Ruth Ann Hilborn was at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, Iowa, with Pastor Caleb Ingersoll officiating. Visitation was on Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Schroeder & Sites Funeral Home. The Order of Eastern Star had a service at 6:30 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Burial took place at the Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, Iowa.

Ruth Ann was born on March 8, 1925, to Clarence and Carrie (Kollman) Harris at Nora Springs, Iowa. Ruth Ann spent most of her life in Northwood, Iowa, graduating from Northwood High School in 1942.

She was a member of the Northwood United Methodist Church, a member of the Sorosis Study Club and a 50 year member of the Order of Eastern Star where she held many offices.

For almost 20 years Ruth Ann and Merle were care givers to each other. When they were both well and healthy they enjoyed traveling, dancing and golf.

Ruth Ann always enjoyed visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also enjoyed going to her grandchildren's sports activities. She loved to watch golf and baseball on TV with Merle. She baked many cookies for Mike and his friends.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Robert Ingersoll and Dr. Donald Hilborn; two sisters; and two brothers.

Survivors include her son Mike and his. wife Ann of Northwood, Iowa; grandson Adam and his wife Betsy Ingersoll and their children, Quincy, Zane, Isaiah, Phoenix and Quincy; grandson Caleb and his wife Diane Ingersoll; granddaughter Leah and her husband Brian Phipps; grandson Allen Ingersoll; two step granddaughters; care giver Merle Nelson; many nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews; and many friends.

In memory of Ruth Ann, those who wish may give to the Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood, Iowa, or Hospice of North Iowa.

Schroeder and Sites Funeral Home, Northwood, Iowa is handling the arrangements for the Ruth Ann Hilborn family.



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Original Publication Date: September 2, 2009



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