Ruth Anne Leymaster

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Ruth Anne Leymaster, 92, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 at the Western Home Communities Nation Cottage in Cedar Falls.
She was born June 4, 1926 in Stockham, daughter of Austin and Annie (Hartnell) Medaris.  She married Homer N. Leymaster on June 11, 1947 in Aurora.
Ruth attended country grade school, Aurora High School, and the University of Nebraska, graduating with a B.S. in Food and Nutrition.  After raising her family, she worked as a Realtor at the Peterson Agency in Cedar Falls for thirteen years, retiring in 1984.  She was a member of P.E.O. Chapter R and First United Methodist Church, both in Cedar Falls.
She is survived by: her husband of Cedar Falls; three children: Bruce Leymaster of Upton, MA, Sherry (James) Buhrmann of Gretna, and Ted (Cheryl) Leymaster of Jesup, IA; three grandchildren: Kara (Randy) Steffen, Nick (Joni) Leymaster, and Lee Buhrmann; and ten great-grandchildren: Alex, Max, Sophia, Henry, Timothy, Lucas and Neil Steffen, Kale, Brady, and Zac Leymaster.
She was preceded in death by: a brother, Maurice Medaris; a great-granddaughter, Justina Steffen; and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Leymaster.
Private graveside services will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Cedar Falls, in the spring.  Richardson Funeral Service, Cedar Falls, is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to the Western Home Foundation (5300 S Main St., Cedar Falls, IA 50613).
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