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Nelda "Ruth" Truman Lindhorst

February 24, 1932 November 17, 2020
Nelda  "Ruth" Truman Lindhorst
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Nelda “Ruth” Truman Lindhorst, passed away November 17, 2020 at the age of 88, at Midlands Living Center, Council Bluffs Iowa.

Ruth was born February 24, 1932, in Bristow, Nebraska, to John and Edith (Amick) Truman. She graduated at 16 from Bristow High School in 1948. Following graduation, Ruth taught in rural schools in Knox County, Nebraska for the next three years. During this time she attended Peru and Wayne State Teacher’s Colleges during the summers. She was united in marriage to Anton Patrick Lindhorst in 1951 and they moved to Council Bluffs, Iowa. To this union four children were born. They were divorced in 1962.

Ruth, the youngest of five, was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan McGill and Kathryn McDaniel and two brothers, William Lloyd “Bill” Truman and John Delwyn “Del” Truman.

Ruth worked for many years in the medical administrative field as an office manager and later as a medical transcriptionist at Mercy Hospital. Ruth is survived by her family: sons, Steven (Sandra) Lindhorst, Dale (Susan) Lindhorst, Mike Lindhorst, all of Council Bluffs; daughter, Janine Hansen of Topeka, Kansas; two granddaughters, Sarah (Matthew) Bowes and Meredith Drinkall as well as five great-grand children, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials are suggested to a local Food Bank.

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