Claris Madlyn Wildermuth

Claris Madlyn Wildermuth passed away, Monday, October 30, 2017. She was born August 2, 1921 in Marshall County, IA. Claris was the first daughter of Melvin and Wilma Ruff.

Claris attended rural school for 8 years and graduated from the Garwin, IA, high school in 1939.

She married Frederick Christian Wildermuth on February 29, 1940. To this union two children Gloria Helen and Frederick Melvin were born.

They farmed near Coggon, Clutier and Marshalltown, IA. They were married 60 years.

Claris was a member of the Willard Baptist Church and Willard Senior Citizen Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Wilma (Hall) Ruff; two brothers, Boyd Eugene and Neale La Verne Ruff; her husband, Frederick Christian and a grandson-in-law, Curtis Fleig.

Claris is survived by her daughter Gloria (Tommy) Mitchell, of Le Grand, IA and son Frederick “Butch” (Sharon) Wildermuth, of Willard, MO. Her sister Wanda (Ruff) Hofer, of Eldora, IA. Five grandchildren: Jolene (Mike) Salzwedel, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, Beth Ann Tow, of Le Grand, IA, Aaron (Shannon) Mitchell, of Le Grand, IA, Brian (Angela) Wildermuth, of Willard, MO and Dana Hyde, of Willard, MO. Great-grandchildren: Marcus and Kiersten Fleig, of Mt. Pleasant, IA, McKenna and Caitlin Tow, of Le Grand, IA, David (Irasema) Turk, of Seattle, WA, Carrington (Brian) Stalzer, of Marshalltown, IA, Tanner Mitchell, of Le Grand, IA, Bruin, Ashton and Gunner Wildermuth, of Willard, and Ethan, Emma and Elaina Hyde, of Willard, MO. A great-great grandchild, Natalya Turk, of Seattle, WA.

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 1, 2017, from 5:00PM-7:00PM at Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, Ash Grove, MO. Funeral services will be 10:00AM, Thursday, November 2, 2017, at Willard First Baptist Church, Willard, MO. Interment will be 10:00AM, Saturday, November 4, 2017, in Le Grand Friends Cemetery, Le Grand, IA.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Willard First Baptist Church or Gideon Bible Ministry and may be left at the funeral home or mailed to Wilson-Griffin Funeral Home, PO Box 217, Ash Grove, MO 65604.