In loving memory of

Ruth Mews
October 3, 1920 - August 27, 2019

Williamsburg- Ruth Mews was born October 3, 1920 in Williamsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Florence (Wetjen) Spiegler. She attended school in New York City, until moving back to Williamsburg to attend St. Paul Lutheran School and graduated from Williamsburg High School. She was united in marriage to Albert G. Mews on September 14, 1939 in Williamsburg. Ruth was the oldest member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and had served on the Altar Guild. She enjoyed traveling, baking, cooking, gardening and spending time with family. Ruth passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the English Valley Care Center in North English at the age of 98.

She is survived by four children, Mary (Cal) Uhlig of Hawaii, Albert A. (Linda) Mews of Inwood, Diana (Christopher) Caldwell of Moline, IL and Robert (Cindy) Mews of Waterloo; 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Service will be 10:30 am on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg. A memorial fund has been established for St. Paul Lutheran Church or Lutheran Interparish School. Messages and tributes may be left at


Penny wrote on Aug 29, 2019:

"Many many wonderful memories of Ruth and her family?always looking nice and dressing so classy is what my mom would say. Gerry Lackender(Buser) and Ruth were such good bosom buddies and many will know that means several ways. Ruth was very independent, losing Buddy so early in her life and always liked her own cooking. Betty and her were a gambling twosome. With her many ?toys that moved and love of horses along with her children and visits from grand kids too made her happy. The last years were painful for her and losing many friends and relatives isn?t easy but she kept on. Blessings to her family knowing she can rest peacefully with no pain and see her loved ones again who have gone before her. I loved my god mother who was a loving ,caring soul and made us laugh with her, a little wine helped too! She still like to speak German when some one jpcould with her, my son enjoyed her visit and pictures of the pass. A toast to a wonderful lovely lady whom will be missed but all her knew are blessed to spend time with her. Rest dear sweet lady , I will never forget you. Prayers that you will be dancing with Jesus, ???? "