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Visitation:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
10:00 to 11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Service:

Tuesday, January 2, 2018
11:00 am
Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines

Disposition:

Private Family Inurnment
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Des Moines

Arrangements:

Hamilton's Funeral Home
605 Lyon Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(515) 243-5221

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Des Moines

Ruthan M. Johnston Ruthan Johnston, 80, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 26, 2017, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines.

Family will begin greeting friends at 10 a.m., with funeral service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, January 2, 2018, at Hamilton’s Funeral Home, 605 Lyon Street, Des Moines.

Ruthan worked as a supervisor for Employers Mutual for 27 years. She is survived by her son, Rick (Julie) Young; grandson, Lance (Lauren); great-grandsons, Landon and Brady with one great-granddaughter on the way; and her sister-in-law, Pat Dreckman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Johnston in October of 2017; and brother, Larry Dreckman.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Taylor House in appreciate of their care of Ruthan.

Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.