Ruth Scott

Born in Rural Tama County, IA
Born on Mar 4, 1929
Departed on May 14, 2022

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Ruth Arlene (Feisel) Scott, 93, of Cedar Rapids, died May 14, 2022, at Oldorf Hospice House in Hiawatha, following a short illness. Services: 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church. A visitation will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel from 5-7 p.m.  Committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama, Iowa.  

Survivors include her children, Janet (Gary) Runyan of Cedar Rapids, Elizabeth “Beth” Scott of Cedar Rapids, James “Jim” (Tonya) Scott of Ankeny and her brother, Lyle (Dorothy) Feisel of Chestertown Maryland. Also sister-in-law Rose Feisel, and brother and sister-in-law Mike (Chris) Kriegel all of Toledo.  Also surviving are grandchildren, Cory Runyan, Scott (Leah) Runyan, Crystal (Corey Shea) Lorenz, Ashley (Tomas “TJ”) Stuart, and Andrew Scott.  Also great-grandchildren, Jackson, Parker, Cohen, Madalyn, Evelyn and Otto, and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Ruth was born March 4th, 1929, in Rural Tama County Iowa, the daughter of Clyde and Clara (Ehlers) Feisel. She married Gordon R. Scott on November 14, 1954, in Tama, Iowa. 

She was preceded in death by her husband in 2021, her parents, sister Gail (Fred) Brandt, and brothers Harry “Lee” Feisel, Mason (Barb) Feisel, Clifford “Cliff” (June) Feisel, and Richard “Dick” (Joan) Feisel.

Ruth was a homemaker for many years and provided in home daycare for several children during those years.  Once her children were in school, she returned to the workforce and worked for Iowa National Mutual Insurance Company as a claims processor.

Ruth also spent over 50 years teaching Sunday School to the preschoolers of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Family was very important to Ruth.  She was instrumental in starting the Feisel Family Reunion which has run for over 40 years.  Ruth was also known for her baking especially her pies and chocolate chip cookies.

She and Gordon enjoyed spending time with their friends at the Meskwaki Casino.  She found joy working in her garden and berry bushes and spent many years walking the timbers of Tama County in search of the elusive morel mushroom.  Ruth loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church.