Ruth Hansen of Perry


Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 11 at Christ Lutheran Church in Bouton for Ruth Hansen. Burial will be in Peoples Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. and last until 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, with the family receiving friends from 2–4 p.m. at Murdock Funeral Home in Perry.

Ruth passed away at the age of 91 Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, at the Dallas County Hospital.

Ruth L. Hansen was born April 13, 1924, in rural Perry, Iowa, the daughter of John A. and Grace (Fulkerson) Blougher.

She attended school in Perry and graduated from Perry High School with the class of 1941.

Ruth married Marion F. (Tom) Hansen Oct. 7, 1945, in Bouton.

She worked for Perry Production Credit and was a linotype operator for the Woodward Enterprise before working as a medical secretary for Woodward State Hospital for 19 years.

She was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School for many years and also was a member of the Ladies Aid.

Tom and Ruth built a home in Apache Junction, Ariz., and lived as snow birds away from the farm for more than 20 years before moving to Spring Valley Retirement Community in 2010.

Survivors include her three sons, Morris Hansen of Woodward, Neil (Kathy) Hansen of Urbandale and Kurt (Tammy) Hansen of Clive; one brother, Dean (Gladys) Blougher of Perry; six grandchildren, Gina Lingner of Woodward, Angela (Jim) Powell of Boone, Eric (Betsy) Hansen of Green Bay, Wis., Michael (Jennifer) Hansen of Dayton, Ohio, Michelle (Bharath) Ramanujam of San Jose, Calif., and Stepanie Hansen of Clive; nine great-grandchildren, Hannah and Emily Lingner; Reece, Marin, Asher and Ainsley Powell; and Henry, Lucy and Oliver Hansen.

Preceding Ruth in death were her parents; husband in December 2010; daughter-in-law, Louise, in March 2013; and one sister, Arlene Ward.

Memorials may be directed to Christ Lutheran Church in Ruth’s name. Online condolences may be left at


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