Ruth Harbaugh, Edgewood, IA


Ruth Ivanelle Harbaugh, 92, of Keota, formerly of Edgewood, died Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at Maplewood Manor in Keota.   She was born December 26, 1920, near Colesburg, Iowa, the daughter of Harry and Alvina (Steinfadt) Barnhart.  She graduated from Colesburg High School and normal teacher training at Iowa State Teacher’s College in Cedar Falls. Ruth taught in rural Colesburg schools.

On May 15, 1943, Ruth was united in marriage to Daniel Harbaugh at Edgewood.  Together they farmed northeast of Edgewood until Daniel died in March of 2000.  After Daniel’s death Ruth lived at the Yankee Settlement in Edgewood until she moved to Keota to live by her daughter.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Barbara K. Anderegg of Keota; three grandchildren, Dawn Anderegg (Randy Radloff) of Kalona; Renee (Scott) Sieren of Keota; Scott (Mary) Anderegg of Sussex, Wisconsin; five great-grandchildren, Staci (Tyler) Friese, Shelby, and Shawna Sieren, Hanna and Madison Anderegg; one sister, Janice (James) Scherbring of Colesburg; one sister-in-law, Ilo Totman of Edgewood; and one brother-in-law, Delos Sadewasser of Guttenberg.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Alvina Barnhart; her husband Daniel; one brother, Lowell Barnhart; four sisters, Donna Sadewasser, Marjorie Moser, Kathleen Royalty, and Jean Amsden; and a great-granddaughter, Stephanie Sieren.

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Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m.  on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Edgewood.  Officiating:  Pastor Mike Jackson

Visitation:   3:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013,  at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood, Iowa, and one hour before service at the church on Saturday.

Interment:   Edgewood City Cemetery – Edgewood, Iowa.

Casket Bearers:   Doug Sadewasser     Larry Moser   Steve Wessel   Steve Amsden   Chad Scherbring  Layton Hansel

Music:  Sue Daker