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Ruth Evelyn Stewart

December 12, 1929 — June 3, 2013

Rev. Mark Werner
”A Mother’s Day”
Trent Custis ~ “Amazing Grace”
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All of Ruth’s Grandchildren
Ruth Evelyn Stewart was born on Thursday, December 12, 1929 at Scotland, South Dakota to Hiram and Clara (Kost) Goeken. After graduating from Scotland High School, she attended college at Springfield Normal Teacher’s College for two summers, where she earned her teacher’s certificate. She taught rural school for two years, then returned to college in Pella, Iowa. Upon her return to South Dakota, she taught school in Mitchell for two years. Ruth was united in marriage to Dale Stewart on November 18, 1951 in Scotland. While Dale served in the military, Ruth moved to Scotland and taught at the school in Kaylor for one year. They farmed for 39 years, then moved into Scotland in 1990. She worked at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center for 16 years. Her hands were never idle and she was always working on crafts. She will be remembered fondly for her many afghans that she made for her family. Ruth passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society of Scotland at the age of 83 years, 2 months and 24 days.
Grateful for having shared Ruth’s life are her husband of 61 years, Dale Stewart of Scotland; five children: Linda (Dan) Custis of Custer, Lonna (Derrill) Hanson of Madison, Larry (Karen) Stewart of Scotland, Lee (Brenda) Stewart of Peachtree City, Georgia, and Lyle (Janelle) Stewart of Peachtree City, Georgia; nine grandchildren: Trent Custis, Tyler (Megan) Custis, Jared Hanson, Janna (Nathan) Olson, Ashley Stewart, Kyle Stewart, Dylan Stewart, Olivia Stewart, Garrett Stewart; two great-grandchildren: Jayci and Paxton Olson; and two sisters: Doris Thorson of Charles City, Iowa and Dorothy Lang of Rapid City.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Hiram and Clara Goeken; two brothers: Donald and Floyd; and one sister, Delores.
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Sunday, March 10, 2013

3:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

First Presbyterian Church

350 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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