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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Sunday March 10th, 2013
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First Presbyterian Church
Monday March 11th, 2013

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Ruth Evelyn Stewart

Rev. Mark Werner
”A Mother’s Day”
Trent Custis ~ “Amazing Grace”
Trent Custis ~ “The Anchor Holds”
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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Lonna, Sincere sympathy to your entire family.

Dan Walsh Mar 11 2013 12:23 PM

My sympathy to the Stewart family as you travel this sad road today. The love your mom shared with you will always be a part of your lives. I have fond memories of Ruth and how gracious and kind she always was to all the 'girl friends' of the Stewart girls. May she rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Jane (Orth) Rokusek Mar 11 2013 9:55 AM

Lyle & Lee, My deepest sympathy, you and your families are in my thoughts during this difficult time.

Patty Puetz Mar 11 2013 9:19 AM

You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God wrap you all in his arms and comfort you through this difficult time. Hold tight to your faith, family, and memories, they will help you remember the happy times and give you strength in this sorrowful time. Though we may not be with you in body tomorrow know that we are right there beside you in thought and prayer.

David Custis Family Mar 10 2013 2:06 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you Lyle, Lee and the entire Stewart family during this time of loss. May God's grace guide you in this difficult time. God Bless.

Tim and Cheryl McCann Mar 10 2013 10:00 AM

Dear Stewart Family, My thoughts are with you all at this time. I cannot count the times (in a day) my thoughts go to my parents and I know it will be the same for you. While not present anymore, they keep impacting your life and I think in a very good way. I have such good memories of you all (especially Linda and Lonna who were closest in age to me).

Caryl Abbott Mar 10 2013 6:22 AM

Ruth's family is in our thoughts and prayers. She will be remembered as kind and so ready to give her smile. Thank you Dale for bringing her out to social events and meetings for as long as possible. God Bless.

James & Theresa Sedlacek Mar 9 2013 10:45 AM

Dear Stewart Family - Just want you to know we are thinking of you and know that Ruth's warm smile and her way of always welcoming one more is a special memory we have of her. May you hold onto your special memories of times together comfort you in the days ahead. Norman and Sarah Lingle

The Lingles Mar 9 2013 7:38 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this diffucult time.

Myra Halsey Mar 8 2013 7:50 PM

I am truly sorry for all of you and your families. Ruth was such a great person with a warm heart. I remember coming to visit when I was younger and having such a wonderful time and Ruth was always so loving. God bless and be with you all.

Diane Cabalka Nicholson Mar 8 2013 6:03 PM

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