Ruth E. Moravetz, 82, of West Union, died Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union.
Memorial services will be held at a later date. Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye is assisting Ruth’s family.
Ruth Miller Thein Moravetz was born November 15,1932, to Lydia (Siekmeier) Miller and Fred Miller at Hawkeye, Iowa. They lived on the family farm 3 miles from Hawkeye. She attended Hawkeye grade schools, Oak Park Academy, and graduated from Alpha High School. On August 28, 1952, she married Robert Thein and moved to West Union. To this union three children were born, Jerry Robert, Barabara Ann, and Patricia Ruth. They later divorced. She attended NICC, taking the LPN course. She enjoyed being a nurse. After moving to Gurnee, Illinois in 1973, she did private duty nursing for a number of wealthy patients. In her time off she enjoyed traveling around they country and visiting her children. On June 14, 1981 she was married to Clifford Moravetz. They lived in the Lake Bluff, Illinois area and she continued nursing. After retirement they moved to a small farm near Gays Mills, Wisconsin. In 2010 after deteriorating health she entered the Good Samaritan Home.
Ruth is survived by her husband Clifford of Gays Mills, Wisconsin; one son, Jerry (Elizabeth) Thein of Waterloo; two daughters, Barbara Ann (Luke) Herscher of Sutherlin, Oregon and Patricia (Mike) Smith of Libertyville, Illinois; five granddaughters, Rian (Matt) Gainer of Kirkland, Washington, Rori (Bryan) Fletcher of Wenatchee, Washington, Trisha (Randy) Loch of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ashleigh (Steven) Ladish of Leavenworth, Washington and Martha Thein of Waterloo; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Carolyn Judy of Hawkeye and many relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her two brothers, John and William Fred Miller.
She was a life long member of the Seventh-Day-Adventist church and looked forward to Jesus return.