Ruth Ankrum was born Feb. 27, 1932 at Utica, S.D. to Theodore and Wilhelmine (Schramm) Haar. She graduated from Menno High School, Menno, S.D., and from Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. Ruth was an elementary school teacher.
She married Robert Ankrum on June 13, 1953.
She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Des Moines and served on the Altar Guild.
Survivors include her children: Maryam (Masoud) Moghaddam of Minnesota and Deborah (David) Moore of Arizona; four grandchildren; a brother, Harold Haar (Dorothy), Union, Ill.; a sister, Norma Johnson, Elmhurst, Ill., and several nieces and a nephew.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Lawrence; and a sister, Alma.
A private service was held at Walter Funeral Home with burial in the Menno City Cemetery.