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Ruth Frances Cox

Female 1904 - 2007


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  • Name  Ruth Frances Cox  [1, 2
    Born  7 May 1904  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Obituary  Dec 2007  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    the Prugh Funeral Service web site 
    • Ruth Frances Dean, 103, of Burlington died at 5:30 a.m. Monday, December 10, 2007, at the Burlington Care Center.

      Born May 7, 1904, in Des Moines, she was the daughter of Phillip J. and Florence Brown Cox. On October 14, 1922, she married Willard Oren Miller in Redfield. He died January 10, 1955. On May 16, 1959, she married Orval Dean in Peoria, Illinois. He died June 8, 1968.

      Mrs. Dean worked as a clerk at Younker's in Burlington. She was a homemaker. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Senior Citizens, RSVP and AARP. She enjoyed knitting lap robes for care center residents and infant caps for newborns.

      Survivors include one daughter, Verla F. Hart of Des Moines; two sons, Jerrold W. Miller of Burlington and Galen Miller of Kansas City, Missouri; five grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and nieces.

      Besides her two husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, and one brother.

      The memorial service for Mrs. Dean will be at 11 a.m. Friday (December 21, 2007) at Prugh's Chapel in Burlington, with the Reverend Deb Miller officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The body has been cremated. Burial will be in the Wiscotta Cemetery in Dallas County at a later date.

      A memorial has been established for First Presbyterian Church.
    Died  10 Dec 2007  Burlington Care Center, Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Memorial Service  21 Dec 2007  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Prugh's Chapel 
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Ruth F. Dean; Last Residence: 52601 Burlington, Des Moines, Iowa, United States of America; Born: 7 May 1904; Died: 10 December 2007; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Buried  Wiscotta Cemetery, Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Person ID  I24354  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Phillip J. Cox,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother  Florence Brown,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID  F21183  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Willard Oren Miller,   b. 1900,   d. 10 Jan 1955 
    Married  14 Oct 1922  Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Ruth Frances (Cox) and Willard Oren Miller's grave is located at the Wiscotta Cemetery in Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Miller. Ruth R., 1904 - 19; Willard O., 1900 - 1955."
    Children 
     1. Verla F. Miller,   b. 20 Dec 1923,   d. 11 May 2010
     2. Jerrold Wallace "Jerry" Miller,   b. 10 Jul 1926, Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 2011, Great River Hospice House, West Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Galen Miller
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F18935  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Jacob Orval "Orval" Dean,   b. 7 Jul 1895, Kingston, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1968, Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  16 May 1959  Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F8747  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S1301] World Connect - FAMILY, (last updated: 2005-05-09 14:50:29 UTC (Mon), contact SUTTLE) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3619] Dean, Ruth Frances (Cox/Miller) - Obituary, (originally published at the Prugh Funeral Service web site, December 2007; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S6386] Miller, Ruth Frances (Cox) and Willard Oren - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Wiscotta Cemetery in Redfield, Dallas County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "ZBonnie" at Find A Grave (web site); Memorials #: 14770559 & 14770562) (Reliability: 3).