She moved on to better fishing grounds on July 6 near her home in Camdenton at the age of eighty-seven years.

Ruth M. Claussen, daughter of George Ernest and Mamie F. (Freese) Reedy, was born on March 19, 1930 in Tipton, Iowa. She moved on to better fishing grounds on July 6 near her home in Camdenton at the age of eighty-seven years.

Ruth was raised in Wilton, Iowa and graduated from Wilton Community High School in 1948. A few weeks later, on June 6, 1948, she married her first love, Rolland John Claussen, and together they owned the Claussen DX, a small gas station, and raised their four children. In 1978, the couple headed south to the Lake of the Ozarks where for 17 years, they operated the rustic Singing Hills Resort and brought many wonderful memories to families, including their own.

In her spare time, Ruth enjoyed fishing, quilting, sewing and tending to her garden. She also loved to play cards at the Camdenton Senior Center, which she helped establish. It was there where she reconnected with Richard Wallace and they spent the next ten years together.

Ruth was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, neighbor and friend. We celebrate her life and many accomplishments and will treasure in our hearts, the memories she created for all. She was preceded in death by husband Rolland; her parents; two brothers: Donald Reedy and Gail Reedy, Sr.; and two sisters: Francis Neibergall and Gladys Dekkars.

She is survived by two sons: Kent Carroll Claussen of Idaho Springs, Idaho; and Randal Claussen (wife Tuy) of Porterville, California; two daughters: Candice Boggs (husband Roger) of Phoenix, Arizona; and Tamara Ingwersen (husband David) of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister Jeanette Lowe of Minneapolis, Minnesota; lifelong friend Richard Wallace; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, and many beloved friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, July 14 in Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home, Camdenton. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial at the Missouri Veterans Cemetery will take place promptly at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, July 17. Memorial donations may be made to the Camdenton Senior Center.