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-Ruby M. Teel-

Ruby M. Teel, 88 of Grandview, died Sunday, February 5, 2012 at the Washington County Hospital.

A celebration of life service will be held at the Grandview Church in Grandview, Iowa on Thursday, February 9, 2012, at 1 p.m.  Rev. Darryl Erickson will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Grandview Community Church in Ruby’s name. Online condolences may be left to the family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com

Ruby Mae Orr was born October 28, 1923 in New London, Iowa, the daughter of Marshall J. and Louisa W. (Prehm) Orr.  On September 8, 1949, Ruby was united in marriage to Randell Teel at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa; they were happily married for 62 years.  Prior to moving to Grandview in 1965, Ruby and Randall lived in Mt. Union for 12 years.  She attended the Grandview Community Church, enjoyed gardening, and crocheting. In 1981-1983 she co-owned and operated Jakes at Lake Odessa. Ruby was always very generous with anyone who came to visit, always making sure they had some of her treats.

Ruby will be dearly missed by her husband, Randell of Grandview, daughters, Carolyn Townsend of Pompano Beach, Florida, and Marilyn Swailes and husband, Rollin of Muscatine, son, Rodney and wife, Tina of Grandview, brother, Dale Orr and wife, Joanne of New London, and sister, Irene Shutt of Mount Pleasant; 7 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, loving nieces, Judy Teel and husband, Denny of rural Wayland, Marcia Birdsell of Salem, and dear friends, Judy, Pat, and Julie, all of Grandview.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Wilma Witt and Evelyn Orr.

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