In memory of

Ruth Mason

March 28, 1933 - April 16, 2020
From: Sac City, IA
Ruth Mason

Ruth Mason

Born: March 28, 1933
Died: April 16, 2020
Age: 87
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   Ruth Mason, age 87 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020, at the Loring Hospital in Sac City, IA, after a recent diagnosis of lung cancer.

   Ruth Leona Mason was born on March 28, 1933, to parents Herbert and Marie (Barlow) Zimmerman. She grew up in Sac City and was baptized at the Baptist Church. She attended Sac Community Schools. Ruth left school early to help raise her younger siblings after her mother passed away. On June 20, 1953, Ruth was united in marriage to James “Jim” Mason in Storm Lake, IA. Jim and Ruth enjoyed 65 years of marriage and were blessed with one son, Tom in 1956. Together, they raised their son in Sac City where Ruth worked at the Bloomfield Egg Plant and at Noble Popcorn for many years.

   Ruth was an active member of the First Christian Church in Sac City and was also part of the Church Ladies. She enjoyed her flower and vegetable gardening, canning, and cooking. Ruth also loved to cook and bake for family and friends. She belonged to several card clubs and loved to decorate at Christmas. Ruth was a member of the Loring Hospital Auxilliary. Ruth loved family gatherings and especially enjoyed time spent spoiling her grandsons Taylor and Zachary. Ruth always had freshly baked snacks to share with any family or friends that stopped by. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her son Tom (Sally Jo) Mason of Sac City, IA; two grandsons:  Taylor Mason of Sioux Falls, SD, and Zachary Mason of Sioux Falls, SD; sister Beulah Cole of Sac City, IA; brothers: John (Sandy) Zimmerman of Sac City, IA, Chuck (Joan) Zimmerman of Sac City, IA, Earl (Karon) Zimmerman of Sac City, IA, and Ted (Alice) Zimmerman of Sac City, IA.  She is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family members and many friends.

   Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Jim in January 2019; her parents; and 12 siblings: Don, Pearl, Robert, James, Florence, Cliff, Kenny, Jack, Lois, Mary, Bill, and June.

Tribute Video
Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Friday
July 31, 2020
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa 

Reverend Mark MacWhorter
No Visitation
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Monday, July 27, 2020 at 6:20 PM
“Though I won't be there with you Tom, Sally, Taylor & Zach, please know my heart, love and my many memories of Aunt Ruth will be there in spirit! ”
- Donna Strodtman-Gentile
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 12:17 PM
“Ruth was such a gracious, caring woman! We will miss her so much at First Christian Church. Her smile and her caring attitude spoke volumes. Our lives have been enriched by the opportunity to know and love both Ruth and Jim. We know they are celebrating a great reunion in Heaven. Our sympathies to Tom and Sally Jo, as well as Taylor and Zach and the huge extended family. May God fill your hearts and minds with many wonderful memories!”
- Sue & Harold Peyton
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:08 AM
“Ruth was my special friend and I spoke with her several times between her last trips to Ft. Dodge. She greeted me with a smile and hug when she was able to be in church. Sincere condolences in your loss.”
- Jeannette and Chuck Strain
Monday, April 20, 2020 at 10:08 AM
“So sorry for your loss!! Ruth was a wonderful woman! So kind and a great smile to all! Prayers ”
- Karen Shull
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 3:46 PM
“So sorry that Ruth has left this world, but Iím sure she and Jim are together in a wonderful place. She will be missed by many.”
- Carol Groen
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“She was such a sweet lady! Dedicated to her family friends, and faith! Sending deepest sympathy to her family during this grieving process, especially during this difficult time of social distancing! You all are in our hearts and prayers! Blessed to have known her and Jim! Blessed to call Tom and Sally friends! XO”
- Bob & Minde Strief
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“So sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth. She was my Moms best friend and sister and was very supportive to our family when Wes Cole passed. Jerry Cole”
- Jerry Cole
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“I am so sorry for the loss of Ruth, she was a special lady. When I would go with my sister Jean and visit we would have such a great time with her and Jim. She is with Jim now and the rest of her family. Bless all of you.
- Kay (Blaha) Stewart
Friday, April 17, 2020 at 1:53 PM
“Our deepest heartfelt condolence to Tom, Sally, Taylor & Zach and other dear family member, in loving remembrance of this lovely lady who was truly beautiful both inside and out! May God's love embrace each of you with love, peace, & comfort.”
- Martin & Sharon (Zimmerman) Pearson
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