Ruth E. Estes, 94, of Rushford, Minn., formerly of Ely, died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home in Rushford after a short illness. Per Ruth’s request there will be no service or visitation. Burial was in Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born Oct. 14, 1918, in Granger, Minn., the daughter of John and Maude Vought Riehl. She married James R. Estes on July 10, 1948, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. Jim passed away in 2009.
Ruth worked at Cherry Burrell and retired from there after more than 22 years of service.
She enjoyed gardening and the time spent with friends and her beloved family.
Memorial donations may be given to the Good Shepherd Lutheran Home.
Please leave a message or tribute to Ruth’s family on the Web page, www.cedarmemorial.com  under obituaries.