Ruth (Wakefield) Benz, 85

Ruth (Wakefield) Benz, 85, of Centerville, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Continental at St. Joseph’s in Centerville.

She is survived by: her sons: Terry (Sheila) Benz, of Pella, Mark (Elaine) Benz, of Russellville, Mo., and David (Lana) Benz, of Marshalltown; a daughter, Shelia (Darl) Walker, of Phoenix, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; brothers: Woodrow Wakefield, of Davenport, and Everett Wakefield, of the Rock Island, Ill.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Fairview Church of the Brethren south of Unionville with Rev. Carl and Sharon Heien officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013, from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorials in lieu of flowers can be made to either HCI Care Services (Hospice) or to Fairview Church of the Brethren and can be left or mailed to the funeral home.

The Schmidt Family Funeral Home in Centerville, has been entrusted with the care of Ruth Benz and condolences can be sent at: