TYSOR, RUTH

Ruth Tysor 1928-2019 On May 20, 1928 in Riverton, Iowa, a daughter Ruth Arline was born to Bruce and Leta (Barr) McCluskey. Ruth entered into eternal peace on Sunday, June 2, 2019 in Hamburg, Iowa. Ruth's early years were spent in the Riverton community where she attended school. She was united in marriage to Robert Tysor, Sr. in April of 1944. The couple then moved to Gillette, WY where she graduated high school. Ruth went on to attend Canadian Valley Area Vocational/Technical School in Chickasha, OK where she received a degree in Business Office and Data Processing. The couple had one son, Robert Edward Tysor, Jr. In 1959 Ruth moved to Shenandoah. In July of 1959 she was united in marriage to Orville M. Dragoo, Jr. This marriage was blessed with the birth of one daughter, Michelle. Ruth also was blessed with two step-daughters Sheryl and Theresa. The couple would later divorce and in 1984 she remarried her first husband Robert. Ruth worked at Hand Community Hospital, Shenandoah Memorial Hospital and the Shenandoah Medical Clinic. She later managed the Congregate Meal Site in Red Oak until her retirement in 1994. She was an active member of the Memorial Baptist Church where she served as organist as well as the church secretary. She also enjoyed helping each summer with Vacation Bible School. Some of her hobbies included sewing, counted cross stitch, music, crafting, baking and tending to her plants and cats. In her later years genealogy filled her days. She was preceded in death by her father Bruce McCluskey, mother Leta Clipston, grandmother Virdie Barr, husband Robert Tysor, Sr., step-daughter Theresa Schebaum, granddaughter Shondelle Hale and great-granddaughter Emily Herald. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Michelle Perry (Roger); son Robert Tysor, Jr.; step-daughter Sheryl Schultz (Randy); grandchildren Mark Norman (Leticia), Mackenzie Osborn (Brian) Jim Tysor and Robert Tysor; step-grandchildren Derek Ellis, Shelby Thompson (Matt) and Shannon Schultz; 19 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; sister Shirley Dale; brother John Clipston; other relatives and friends. Celebration of Life Visitation Services were held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 at the Hackett-Livingston Funeral Home. A private family burial followed in the Riverton Cemetery. Ruth's nephew, Pastor Cecil Dale officiated the service. Memorials were suggested to the family. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.hackettlivingston.com.

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