The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


January 9, 2014

Ruby Arlene (Hass) Speers

Ruby Arlene (Hass) Speers

May 9, 1938 - Jan. 7, 2014

DEWITT — Ruby Arlene (Hass) Speers, 75, of DeWitt, Iowa, died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Mercy Living Center South, Clinton, Iowa.

Ruby was born May 9, 1938, to Harold and Edna (Rogers) Buxton, in Mount Carrol, Illinois. She was a 1957 graduate of Clinton High School.

She married Harlan Hass on December 5, 1958, in Fulton, Illinois. Ruby was a homemaker and also worked seasonally sorting seed corn for Pride Seed Co. in DeWitt. Harlan preceded her in death on April 26, 1992. Ruby married Dennis Speers on August 13, 1996.

Ruby attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Clinton, Iowa. She enjoyed camping and fishing, cooking and pizza, playing cards, spending time with her and Dennis’s families, going for drives with Dennis, and her dog “Chi-Chi.”

She is survived by her husband Dennis; children Edwin (Karla) Hass of Seattle, Washington, Laura (Matt) Rose of Clinton, and Brenda Reistroffer of DeWitt; step-children Denise Smice of Mt. Morris, Illinois, Mike Speers of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Kenny (Melissa) Speers of Oregon, Illinois; 3 grandchildren and 7 step-grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren and several step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her first husband Harlan, she was preceded in death by her son Darwin Hass.

Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:45 a.m. Monday, January 13, 2014, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. Funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Pastor Ray Kelch will officiate. Burial will be at Elvira Cemetery, Elvira, Iowa.

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Death date: Jan. 7, 2014

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