OTTUMWA — Ruth J. Stocker, 99, of Ottumwa, died July 16, 2014, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.
She was born February 5, 1915, in Malvern, Iowa, to William and Emily Olson Lutz. She married Donald R. Stocker on July 3, 1937. He preceded her in death on March 26, 1995.
A graduate of Malvern High School, Ruth had worked at John Morrell & Co. and at Sunnyslope Care Center in Ottumwa.
She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary and Y Women.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Neff of Pleasant Hill; a son, Wayne Stocker of Holt, Michigan; two grandchildren, Emily McAbier and Carlson Neff; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Evelyn Lohman of Cedar Falls.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Edna Proctor; two brothers, Alfred Lutz and infant Edwin Lutz; and a grandson, Cason Hutton.
Graveside services and burial will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Shaul Cemetery with Rev. Jane Martinez officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Y Women.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.