Margaret Ruth Pumroy, known for most of her life as Ruth was born in Green City, MO on August 12, 1918 and passed into the arms of Jesus on June 22, 2019 in Memphis, TN 51 days short of her 101st birthday.
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She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard E. ”Dick” Pumroy. She is survived by a daughter, Judy Pumroy Knisley of Kansas City, MO; a son, Richard D. Pumroy (Charlotte) of Memphis, TN.; five grandsons, Gene Knisley (Sandy), Scott Knisley (Erin), John Pumroy (Elizabeth), David Pumroy and Mark Pumroy (Ashly); ten great grandchildren, Megan, Mackenzie (Joe), Jake, Sarah, Nakole, Christian, Kadin, Ashton, Braden and Zoey; and two great great grandchildren.
She lived about 25 years in Ottumwa with a few years in California during WW II and then about 56 years in Memphis, TN.
Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, June 28, 2019 at Sinnott Funeral Home in Ottumwa with Pastor Jim Wakelin officiating. Burial will follow services in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation will also be held on Friday, June 28, 2019 from 12-1 p.m., at the funeral home in Ottumwa. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
or Disabled American Veterans (DAV) or charity of your choice.