Ruth Ann Herr age 74 passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in Des Moines, Iowa. Ruth was born in Saint Joseph Missouri on September 27, 1944 to Boyd and Mary (Smith) Kernes. Ruth spent most of her childhood life in Des Moines, Iowa. Ruth married Dale A. Herr in July 9, 1965 and moved to Centerville, Iowa where she resided until her passing. Ruth and Dale had 13 children. Ruth devoted her life not only to raising her 12 children but also as a preschool teacher for over 20 years.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, a brother, an infant daughter and a grandson. Ruth is survived by by her husband of 53 years Dale, her brother Don Kernes, sister-in-law Mary Kernes, brother-in-law Francis (Brenda) Herr, brother-in-law Leslie Herr, sister-in-law Rita (Keith) Hammer, 8 daughters Christi (Steve) Couch, Jody (Jeff) Francis, Lisa Herr, Kerry (Phil) Onsurez, Cindy Herr (Justin), Shiloah (William) Keener, Laura Herr, Sonya Sparks (Jerry), 4 sons Scott (Vicki) Herr, Kevin (Tammy) Herr, Brian (Jena) Herr, and Patrick Herr. She is also survived by 36 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
We would like to thank the staff at University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation and Kindred Hospice for taking excellent care of Ruth during her battle with Metastatic breast cancer.
Memorial Service to be held at a later date.
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