Ruth Anna Troll, 90, of Peachtree City, Georgia, and formerly of Walnut, Iowa, passed away Friday, February 10, 2017, at Southwest Christian Hospice in Union City, Georgia.
She was born July 20, 1926, at the family farm in Fairview Township, Shelby County, Iowa. Ruth was second of five children to Edward and Linda (Vogt) Bintz. Her sisters were Lois and Dorothy, and her brothers were Howard and Willard.
Ruth attended country school through the eighth grade. She then attended Shelby Iowa High School for three years before attending and graduating from Hancock Iowa High School in 1944. She worked as a hired girl during summer months and after graduating from high school. She also worked at the Hancock branch of the Avoca State Bank for a period of time following graduation. Ruth married Wilfred Troll on October 1, 1946. They lived in the Walnut area and worked first as hired hands and then later farming for themselves.
She kept busy as a farmer’s wife. In later years she was a waitress at the Gardens Restaurant in Walnut for about 16 years. Ruth was also a desk clerk at the Walnut Super 8 Motel for about 16 years. She was well respected by her fellow employees for her love of people and sense of humor. She retired after her 80th birthday. Ruth was a member of the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, IA for over 50 years.
Wilfred and Ruth were the parents of four children, Dallas, Susan, Joan and Dianne. Ruth loved caring for her family. She also had a love for crocheting and made many beautiful doilies and countless gifts for family and friends. Her thoughtfulness and spirit will never be forgotten by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilfred; infant daughter, Susan; her son, Dallas; and her parents, Edward and Linda Bintz.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Joan Farmer of Comanche, TX and Dianne Uhl of Peachtree City, GA; eight grandchildren, Mark Troll and LeeAnn Moses of Cedar Rapids, IA, Stephanie Holley of Bridgeport TX, Melissa Balch of Atlantic, IA, Shane Balch of Floresville, TX, Douglas Uhl of Alpharetta, GA, Bradley Uhl of Atlanta, GA and Christine Uhl of Peachtree City, GA; five great-grandsons and two great-granddaughters; other relatives and friends.
Due to the distance Ruth’s family will travel, they strongly request memorials to the family in lieu of flowers to be divided per Ruth’s wishes at a later date.
Visitation with family will be from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., with the funeral starting at 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 17, 2017, at the Peace United Church of Christ in Walnut, Iowa. Burial will be in Layton Township Cemetery in Walnut, Iowa.