July 12, 2007
(12/21/1914 – 2/8/2007)
Ruth Priest, 92, died February 8, 2007 of natural causes at her daughter’s home in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Her death was peaceful.
Born Ruth Meinhardt on December 21, 1914 in Argyle, Iowa to Hugh and Amanda Wahrer Meinhardt, she was preceded in death by her brother Edward, sister Carleen, husband John, and daughter Marjorie.
Ruth will be remembered for her love of the Lord, and her family. She was known for her great cooking and for her love of fishing. She always spit on the worm for luck and always caught the biggest fish. Many a time the kids would sit on the pond bank with gram and fish the day away. She was always there with a kind word and a gentle hand. She will be greatly missed by all.
Left to celebrate her life are her daughter Nell Sue Justen and her husband Jim. Her 10 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.