IOWA ASSOCIATION OF THE DEAF, INC.
"Concerned with the General Welfare of the Deaf of Iowa"

Updated October 14, 2019

Ruth Ann "Ruthie" Mettler

February 15, 1959 -- September 24, 2019

Ruth Ann Mettler, 60, of Cedar Rapids, formerly of Anamosa, passed away Sept. 24, 2019.

Celebration of Life was held at 3 p.m. last Saturday, Sept. 28, at Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf, 1515 29th St. NE, with the Rev. Tim Eckert officiating. Burial at a later date. 


Ruth was born Feb. 15, 1959, in Monticello, to Bob and Georgina Mettler.  She attended Iowa School for the Deaf and she graduated from the school in 1977.  Ruth was an avid Cubs fan, a sweet, loving daughter, sister and aunt.

 
She is survived by her dad, Robert; sisters, Sharla Sutton, Marion and Janet Lemons, Iowa City; and nephews and nieces. 


Ruth was preceded in death by her mother, Georgina Metter, in 2018; and brothers, Robby and Michael. 


Murdoch Funeral Home is assisting with cremation.

 
Ruth was a donor and donated her eyes. 


Ruth retired from Rockwell Collins with 28 years of service. Ruth also was deaf, enjoyed her deaf friends and clubs.

Thanks to Kendall Steele, Diane Tekippe and John Matthews for the information.