Ruth Shiflet, age 95 of Perry, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at the Rowley Masonic Community in Perry, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017 at 10 a.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 from 2-6 p.m. with family present from 4-6 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Dodge Township Cemetery at Bagley, Iowa. Memorials will be given to University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at

Ruth Christine Shiflet was born on Jan. 4, 1922 at Cowley County, Kan. to John Richard and Cora Lee (Pickett) Heffner. She graduated from Udall High School with the class of 1940. She was united in marriage to Dean W. Shiflet at the Methodist Church at Oxford, Kan. on Jan. 3, 1942.

Before moving to Perry, she was a member of the Bagley Garden Club and the Bagley United Methodist Church. She was currently a member of the United Methodist Church in Perry. Ruth enjoyed gardening, crocheting, quilting, pine needle baskets, calligraphy, painting and studying her family’s genealogy. They enjoyed 32 years at their winter home in Destin, Fla.

In death she rejoins her parents, John and Cora Heffner, brothers, Lawrence, Claude and Jack and sisters, Mary Shiflet and Mae Hinshaw.

Left to cherish Ruth’s memory are her husband Dean Shiflet, Perry, Iowa, children, Deanna (Ted) Garwood, Ogden, Iowa, Ronald (Nancy) Shiflet, Ames, Iowa and Connie (Al Koren) Culbertson, Perry, Iowa, grandchildren, Lisa (Mike Day) Sheehy, Adel, Iowa, Kevin (Shaelyn) Sheehy, Alden, Kan. and Toni (Josh) Couglin, Clive, Iowa, great grandchildren, Shaye and Ryann Coughlin, Clive, Iowa and Taylor Sheehy, Alden, Kan.