Schmitz Funeral Homes obituary – Ruth Ann Kirchner, 89, Donnellson



Ruth Ann Kirchner, 89, of Donnellson, Iowa passed away at 8:30 p.m. Friday, November 12, 2021 at Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison.

She was born August 29, 1932 in Montrose, Iowa the daughter of Paul R. and Leona  Eleanor (Burrows) Sills. On February 21, 1951, she married John Bill Kirchner. They later divorced.

Survivors include two daughters: Renita Heagy of Fort Madison, Iowa, Lori (Harlan) Pundt of Donnellson, Iowa; one son: Jerry Kirchner of Durham, North Carolina; four grandchildren: Joshua (Heather) Pundt, Jeremy (Beth) Pundt, Nicholas (Sydney) Pundt,  and Georgina Gordon; five great grandchildren: Archer, Wyatt, Waverly, Ivan, Nightly; and two great grandchildren on the way in 2022. Also surviving is her sister Betty Stockton of Blue Springs, Missouri; several nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Carolyn, son-in-law Dana, brother  and sister-in-law Raymond and Darlene Sills and brother-in-law Don Stockton.

Ruth worked for many years including Sheaffer Pen and Shopko.

Ruth was a life long member of Community of Christ Church in Fort Madison. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, crocheting, knitting, reading and thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Homes for cremation.

The Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Schmitz Funeral Home Donnellson with Carolyn Pundt officiating.

Burial will be in the Montrose Cemetery.

A memorial has been established in her memory for Community of Christ Church or PAWS Animal Shelter.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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