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“Nadean and family, thinking of you at this difficult time.NZu5h ”
1 of 6 | Posted by: Mary Sauser - GILBERT, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you throughout this time. Very unique lady and I have many great memories of her. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Shurlene Miller - Boone, IA

“So sorry to hear about the passing of Ruth. I very nice lady she was. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Mrs. Steve Van Pelt - Ogden, IA

“All our love and prayers to the whole family. ”
4 of 6 | Posted by: Tim, Annette, Cody, and Jared Lamle - IN

“Nadean and Family,So sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.John...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: John Klocksiem - LeMars, IA

“Extending deep and heartfelt sympathy to you and your family ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: larry & Deanna Leichliter - Ogden, IA


Ruth V. Mantz, 101, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, April 16, 2017, at the Eastern Star Masonic Home in Boone.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 21, 2017, at the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, rural Dawson, Iowa. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Ruth Viola Bugbee was born on March 11, 1916, in Dallas County, Iowa, the daughter of Homer and Freda (Halling) Bugbee. She was a graduate with the Redfield High School.

On November 27, 1939, Ruth was united in marriage to Dean Mantz. To this union three children were born: Clinton, Nadean, and Richard. Ruth and Dean lived and farmed in the communities of Dawson and Ogden. Dean passed away in 1969. Ruth then worked as a Nurse's Aide at the Ogden Manor for several years.

Ruth was a member of the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden. She enjoyed sewing, flowers, gardening, and her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Clinton Mantz of Ogden, Iowa, Nadean (Gary) Lamle of Columbia City, Indiana, and Richard Mantz of Ogden, Iowa; grandchildren, Kalene (Rick) Summerville of MO, Karla (Matt) Bott of CO, Tonya (Travis) Schwarzkopf of IA, Amanda (Dan) Lass of IA, Danielle (Mike) Moore of FL, and Eric (Elizabeth) Heineman of IN; great-grandchildren, Jade (Kylen) Byrd, Amber Summerville, Brooke Summerville, Cole Bott, Cale Bott, Dillon Schwarzkopf, Samantha Lass, Tyler Lass, Macy Lass, Houston Heineman, Sam Heineman, and Ellen Heineman; and one great-great-granddaughter, Austyn Byrd.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Dean Mantz, three sisters, Zola Bugbee, Gayle Collins and Olive Fagen, two brothers, Gene Bugbee and Ward Bugbee, and one granddaughter, Marie Heineman, and a great grandson A.J. Summerville.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.