Ruth Lahey April 10, 1921-Dec. 29, 2016

     Ruth Lahey, age 95, died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following an extended illness.

     Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 Tuesday morning where friends may call after 10, Jan. 3, 2017 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Fr. Paul Baldwin will officiate at the services. Goettsch Funeral Home has been entrusted with Ruth’s services. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at

     Surviving is a sister, June Reiter, Monticello; nieces and nephews, Jim (Colleen) Waldron, Pamela (Frank) Johnson, Vicki (Bob) McCommons, John Reade, Jan (Bob) Null, Douglas (Rachele) Rickels, Julie (Tom) Dunne, Jill Cheney; step nephews and nieces, Gene Reiter, David Reiter, Dan Reiter, Jenny Flack, Julie Reynolds; 14 great-nieces and nephews as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Marcus in 1995, and siblings, Lenora “Beck” Waldron, Wilma Fitzsimmons, Mary Lou Rickels, Jean Schemmel, Joan Reade, Robert Hein and Margaret Hein; and a niece Sue Ann Schemmel.

     Ruth Naomi Hein was born April 10, 1921 in Richland Township, Jones County, Iowa. She was the daughter of John and Margaret Allen, Hein. Ruth graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the Class of 1939. Ruth Hein and Marcus Lahey were married April 10, 1946 at Anamosa, Iowa. The couple made their home in Monticello. Ruth worked at the Highway Market Grocery Store later Family Foods, the Wagon Wheel Supper Club and the Gambles Hardware Store. 


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