EDDYVILLE — Ellen Ruth Buck, 80, of 507 Vance St., died May 23, 2013 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born Jan. 31, 1933 in Ottumwa to Clarence and Mollie Nelson Eaves. She married Arthur M. Buck on Nov. 15, 1976.
Ellen had been employed at Pella Rolscreen and Davis County Day Care.
Surviving is her husband, Arthur; nine children, Jerry, Larry, Randy, Rick, Tim, Thomasena, Deborah Jo, Jennie and Thom; 11 step-children, Ruth Ann, Bobbie Jo, Ben, Raymond, Joe, Dixie, Alan, Twyla, Debra, Diana and Brian; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Jenny McCanles of Texas.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Chris Richards and John Butts; two step-children, Thomas Richards and Dianna Richards; six sisters, Veva Wiedenbach, Rita Richmond, Betty Walsh, Clara Swan, Loretta Schafer and Rosemary Morris; two brothers, Clarence William Eaves and Francis Eaves.
Her body has been cremated.
Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1714 Pella Ave., Oskaloosa.
Memorials may be made to Davis County Day Care in Bloomfield.