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Ruth A. Meyer, age 74, of Peosta, was called home peacefully at 10:50 p.m., on Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Ruth's life, funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, with Rev. Dianne Grace officiating. To celebrate Ruth's life, family and friends may visit from 11:00 a.m., until the time of services at 1:00 p.m., on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Ruth was born on September 15, 1943, in Cuba, Missouri, daughter of, Raymond Coffman and Eleanor Dryer.

Ruth was united in marriage to Charles Frazier in February of 1963, they were blessed with only 4 short years together and an adored daughter, before he was called home ahead of her suddenly in 1967. Ruth would then move to Dubuque in 1969 with her family, and make it her permanent home. She was a faithful employee, who truly loved her work with the Sisters at St. Dominic Villa, for 43 years until her well earned retirement in 2010. Ruth would be fortunate enough to find love again, and would marry Warren Meyer in 1991, however he too would sadly be called home ahead of her in 2010. In her free time, Ruth could be found sitting down at the sewing machine creating her next masterpiece or out and about on her weekly run to Goodwill in search of her next great bargain. She also had an extensive doll collection and a great love of animals, especially her little dog, Tashia. Ruth enjoyed spending time in the great outdoors whether it be hiking, exploring caves or hitting the open road on the back of a Harley. She also found great joy traveling with her family all across the country. Undeniably Ruth's greatest love was her family, she treasured time spent with her daughter and grandchildren more than words can express. We are deeply saddened at losing our mom, grandma, sister and friend this Christmas season, but take comfort in the knowledge that she is now free of the health problems that she has faced these past few years, and is now reunited with all of her loved ones called home ahead of her.

Those left to cherish Ruth's memory include

her daughter,
Tina (John) Yelden, Peosta, IA;

her 4 grandchildren,
Matthew (fiancé Katie Ambrosy) Tigges, Dubuque, IA,
David Tigges, Dubuque, IA,
Robert Yelden, Knoxville, TN
and Candice (Drew) Cox, Epworth, IA;

her 6 great-grandchildren,
Lillianne Yelden, Brandon Kringle, Oakley Tigges, Harper Cox, Misty Tigges and Asher Cox;

her siblings,
JoAnn (John) Marburger, Dubuque, IA,
Lucille (Tom) Casey, West Des Moines, IA,
Bert Coffman, Galena, IL
and Tony Earl (Alva) Coffman, Cuba City, WI;

and a sister-in-law,
Patty Coffman, Dubuque, IA.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; her 1st husband, Charles Frazier; her 2nd husband, Warren Meyer; and a brother, James Coffman.

A Ruth A. Meyer memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among her favorite charities.

Ruth's family would like to thank the amazing doctors, nurses and staff of Mercy Hospital and Hospice of Dubuque for all of the kind, loving and compassionate care they provided Ruth and her family.