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Ruth Black

Ruth P. Black, 92, of Hornick, Iowa passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa.

Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the Hornick United Methodist Church in Hornick, Iowa with Pastor Catie Newman, officiating.  Private family burial will follow in the Willow Township Cemetery.  Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday, February 18, 2020 with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. at the Church.

Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa, Iowa.  Condolences may be left online for the family at

Ruth Pearl was born May 16, 1927 in Beaver Creek, Minnesota the daughter of Evelyn Gillis.

Ruth and Ed Black were united in marriage on December 26, 1952 in LeMars, Iowa.  Ed preceded her in death on September 19, 1991.

She obtained a four year degree in Bachelor of Education from Westmar College in LeMars, Iowa.  She absolutely loved teaching and taught at Onawa Community School and Westwood Community Elementary School.

She enjoyed all sports but especially the Iowa Hawkeyes, decorating, shopping, family & friends, and reading.

She was a very active member of the Hornick United Methodist Church where she  belonged to their library club, sang in church choir, and United Methodist Women.  She was very active in the Hornick community and loved going to coffee group.

Survivors include her daughter, Becky Black of Des Moines, IA; her son, Brad (Amy) Black of Prairie Village, KS; grandchildren, Bethany (Nick) Denning and Benjamin (Jenny) Black; great-grandchildren, Grace Denning, Clara Denning, and Henry Black; and many good friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and her husband.

Memorials may be directed to Hornick United Methodist Church.


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