Mrs. Ruth W. Laning


Mrs. Ruth Woolson Laning, spouse of Rev. Everett L. Laning passed away on Wednesday, March 23, 2011.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 3 at First United Methodist Church, 307 W Ashland Avenue, Indianola, IA.


Rev. Laning served Milo-Green Plain; Luther-Napier and at Simpson College as an Assistant Professor of Sociology and Anthropology; Associate Professor, Head of Department of Sociology & Human Sciences; and Professor of Sociology and Applied Social Science/Coordinator of Wide Horizons Program.  He retired in 1996.


Survivors include Rev. Laning, Indianola, IA; and children:  Yvonne Oyler, Brent Laning and Jolene Huen.


In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be sent to Bidwell-Riverside Center, 1203 SE Hartford Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315.


Bishop Trimble and the Cabinet – March 24, 2011