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September 11, 1938 - July 5, 2018

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:00pm - 9:00pm with a service at 8:00pm all at Landmark Funeral Home.

Ruth Alberta Colwell was born on September 11, 1938, in Jefferson, Iowa to Mary and John Clifford Norman. She began life on a farm outside of Paton, Iowa. John Norman was killed in World War II. Mary later met, fell in love with and married Donald Remele. Donald raised Ruth and her sister Peggy as his children.

Ruth grew up on a farm one mile east of Bagley, Iowa. She was very active in the Bagley Church of Christ, 4-H, Band, Glee Club, basketball and cheerleading. She graduated with the class of 1956, after which she attended Iowa State University. She fell in love and married Thomas Colwell from Cincinnati and they had one son Timothy Robert Colwell.

Ruth was a wonderful mother. She was always involved in Tim’s activities. During the Go-Kart years they had a motor home and trailer and traveled all around the U.S. She was “Mom” to everyone involved with Go-Karting, golf, baseball and church. She was nurturing and loving to all. Ruth was outstanding at keeping life together for her family.

During her working years she was a realtor, secretary for various businesses and worked for H&R Block receiving awards for employee of the year. She was very active in every church she attended working closely with the youth.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Thomas; she is survived by her son Timothy, her sisters Peggy (Bill) Raymond of Bella Vista, AK and Kathleen Miner of Perry, IA. She will be missed by many friends and relatives.

Visitation will be Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm with a service at 8:00pm all at Landmark Funeral Home.