Ruth Sump Clarinda, Iowa Mar. 1, 1916-Feb. 28,2020 Ruth Sump, 103, of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Friday, February 28, 2020 at Azria Health Care, Clarinda, Iowa. Funeral Services were held Thursday, March, 5, 2020 at ll:00 AM at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Clarinda, Iowa with Pastor Nathan Dudley officiating. Visitation was 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Interment was held at the Summit Cemetery rural Yorktown, Iowa. Memorials may be directed to St. Paul Lutheran Church or to the Clarinda Lutheran School. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family on our website at, under Obituaries. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'. Ruth Caroline Charlotte Sump was born March 1, 1916 at the family home in Douglas Township, Page County, Iowa. She is the daughter of Daniel John Sunderman and Emma Caroling (Rurode) Sunderman. Ruth was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church March 5, 1916 and confirmed on Palm Sunday in 1930. She grew up in the Bethesda area. Ruth attended Immanuel Lutheran School through the 8th grade. As was the custom in that era, she helped at home until her marriage to Marrel Henry Sump on January 9, 1936. They were blessed with four children, Phyllis, Marilyn, Darrel and Sandra. Ruth and Marrel farmed in the Yorktown area. In 1962, they moved to Yorktown. In 1964, their home was destroyed by the tornado (actually, they were hit at four different locations by tornados). They rebuilt their home in Yorktown and moved to Clarinda in 1991. Ruth was an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the LWML Ruth loved being with her family. She loved playing with her grandkids and they have fond memories of her wonderful doughnuts, cinnamon rolls and other numerous goodies. She enjoyed playing cards, quilting and reading. Preceding Ruth in death are her parents; husband, Marrel Sump (04/03/1996); daughter, Marilyn Ruth Mead; brother, Wayne Sunderman and wife Lorene; in-laws, Wilma Muller and husband Arthur and Vera Wellhausen and husband Walter. Left to cherish her memory are her children, Phyllis Hart of Anaheim, California, Darrel Sump and wife Melanie of Clarinda, Iowa and Sandra McKinnon and husband Marvin of Clarinda, Iowa; ninety eight grandchildren, great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; nieces; nephews and friends. Ruth's kindness and love will be missed by her loving family and friends. She will be forever in their hearts. May the Lord grant comfort and peace to all those who mourn her passing.

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