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Ruth Chelf

Iowa City

Ruth Evelyn Chelf, age 84, of Iowa City, passed away on Feb. 6, 2018, at Pleasantview Care Center in Kalona, Iowa.
Ruth was born to Jess and Mecie Mitchell on Feb. 24, 1933. She attended Riverside High School. She worked as a telephone operator and later at the University of Iowa. She loved her pets and enjoyed traveling and bird watching.
She married Robert Duane Chelf of Iowa City on Aug. 22, 1952, in Sigourney, Iowa. She is survived by her three sons, Nick (Debbie), Kevin (Lisa) and Mike (Ruby); grandson, Brian; stepgrandson, Charles Carpenter; three sisters, Doris Fobes, Helen Atz and Marilyn (Jim) Edmiston; brother, Jerry (Linda) Mitchell; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Carolyn) Chelf; and sister-in-law, Karen (James) Hoffman. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; stepmother, Ada; brother, Donald; and sister-in-law, Rose Marie Jeffries.
The family will hold a private service at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to Iowa City Hospice or the Iowa City Animal Shelter.
The family would like to thank Iowa City Hospice and her neighbors and friends on Green Mountain Drive for their support.
Online condolences may be left at www.iowacremation.com under obituaries.