Ruth M. Palm
February 25, 1925 - August 30, 2017

Ruth M. Palm

Ruth M. Palm
Feb 25, 1925 - Aug 30, 2017

Ruth M. Palm

Ruth Marie (Boyd) Palm, the daughter of Clem and Margaret (Hull) Boyd was born at Plattsmouth, Nebraska on February 25, 1925 and entered into rest on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Glen Haven Care Center in Glenwood, Iowa at the age of 92.

Ruth grew up in Sidney, Iowa and attended Sidney High School. She was united in marriage to Franklin St.Clair (Bus) Palm on August 19, 1942 at Sidney, Iowa. Her and Bus made their home Farragut, Iowa for many years. Ruth was a member of the Farragut United Methodist Church and Order of the Eastern Star. Through the years she had been employed for The Weekly Times, Montgomery Wards, and KMA Radio writing ads. Ruth enjoyed raising a garden and growing all types of flowers.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband for 66 years Franklin "Bus" Palm, her parents, son F.C. Palm and sister, Doris Biersdorfer.

Survivors include her son Steve Palm and wife Linda of Council Bluffs, Iowa; four grandchildren, Michelle Borman and husband Brad of Cincinnati, Ohio, Colin Palm and wife Tammi of Bellevue, Nebraska, F. Stephen Palm of Florida and Joel Palm of Atlanta, Georgia. Nine great grandchildren, Emily and Carter Butterbaugh, Baxter Borman of Cincinnati, Ohio, Savannah Borman of Iowa City, Iowa, Alex, Charlotte, Harper and Tess Palm of Bellevue, Nebraska and Falcon Palm of New York and nephew Philip Biersdorfer of Colorado.

Celebration of life memorial graveside service will be held 11:00 am, Monday, September 4, 2017 at the Farragut Cemetery in Farragut, Iowa.

Memorials may be directed to the family.


Bruce Hauswirth on Sep 1, 2017

Steve, Linda and family as pastor of the Farragut United Methodist Church and church family, I extend our sincere sympathy on Ruth's death. All of you continue to be in our prayers. May God continue to sustain you all through this time and beyond.

In Christ,
Pastor Bruce Hauswirth

ZoAnna Welchans on Aug 31, 2017

Steve and Family I always enjoyed the Friday visits with Farris and Ruth. Lots of good memories at the old Hotel. Lots of fun times. Prayers to your family.

Joyce Supernaw on Aug 30, 2017

Steve and Linda and family, My sympathy to you all. Ruth was special although I hadn't seen her since she left Shenandoah. One of my last memories was when Martha Supernaw and I took her out to the Sanctuary for lunch, then back to her unit to visit. Lots of memories of the good old days and when she was one of my best customers at Farragut. More memories than I want to share here... Thinking of you in sympathy, Joyce Supernaw

Melissa Thomas on Aug 30, 2017

Steve & Linda, I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I enjoyed doing her hair at Forest Park in Shenandoah. I know her mind was starting to fail her before she moved out but I enjoyed her visits and stories and I missed her when she left. I will cherish her memory, God Bless!



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