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Neighbors Growing Together | May 25, 2017

Ruby Brenneman

Apr 24, 2017
Ruby Brenneman

KALONA – Ruby Arlene Brenneman, 81, formerly of Ventura, California, died Saturday April 15, 2017, at Pleasantview Home in Kalona.

A celebration of life service is pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Iowa Mennonite School. The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born on Dec. 2, 1935, in Wellman to Norman and Katie (Swartzendruber) Brenneman. She graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 1954 and Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1961, where she received her bachelor of science in elementary education. She taught kindergarten and first grade in Iowa and California.

She lived in Ventura, California, for several years. In 2013 she moved back to Iowa to be near her family and became a member of Wellman Mennonite Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, Ernst C. “EC” Berger.

She is survived by her brother, Keith and Mary Brenneman of Peoria, Arizona; sister Nedra Berger of Missouri City, Texas; six nieces and nephews; 10 great-neices and nephews.

 

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