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Ruth Heiser

Services for Ruth Heiser, 94, Ramona, a devoted wife and mother who passed away July 13 at Salem Home in Hillsboro, were Sunday.

Ruth was born Feb. 4, 1927, to Adolph and Lydia Skibbe in Marion. She attended grade school at Kreutziger School and graduated from Marion High School.

Ruth married Charles Heiser on Sept. 1, 1949, at Strassburg Baptist Church. They celebrated 67 years of marriage in 2016.

Ruth and Charles had a small dairy farm in their early years of marriage. They sold cream and milk along with eggs from their many chickens and tended a large garden.

They were blessed with two sons to help tend the farm, Mark and Don.

In the mid-’60s Ruth obtained her license and ran a beauty shop out of their home for more than 35 years.

She was a devoted member of Strassburg Baptist Church. She was involved in choir, served as church pianist and a Sunday School teacher, and was involved in Kings Daughters for many years.

She was a skilled seamstress and used her talent to support the White Cross. As a deacon’s wife, she loved entertaining. Ruth loved baking, especially making pies and bread.

Ruth is lovingly remembered by her son, Mark Heiser, and his wife, Katherine; grandchildren Stephanie Albrecht (and husband Kelly) and Krista Donahue (and husband Andrew); and four great-granddaughters; CheyLynn, Harper, Nessa, and Molly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, and son Don.

Family gathered with friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Yazel-Megli Funeral Home, Marion. The family celebrated her life at a private ceremony at Lewis Cemetery in Ramona.

Memorial offerings may be made to Strassburg Baptist Church in care of the funeral home. 

The family wishes to extend thanks to Salem Home for the care Ruth received there.

Please sign her online guestbook and leave a memory of Ruth at

Last modified July 22, 2021