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Funeral service for Ruth Amstutz in Idaho

Burial at a later date in Bluffton

Ruth E. Amstutz, 90, died on Sept. 4, 2018, at her home in Grangeville, Idaho. She was born Aug. 5, 1928, in Bluffton, to the late Clarence and Esther (Slusser) Jones. On June 7, 1947, she married Dwaine Amstutz.

Ruth was a homemaker who had also worked at Triplett Corp., Dr. Huss Dental, and the Cottage Gift Haus in Bluffton.

In 2001 she moved to Grangeville, Idaho, with her husband, Dwaine, to be closer
to some of her children. She attended the Grangeville Nazarene Church while living there and was a life long member of the Ebenezer Mennonite Church of

Ruth is survived by her seven children; Diane (Dick) Badertscher, Sharon (Carl)
Sommer, Sandy (Rod) Kantner, and Bev (Kevin Hahn) all of Grangeville, Idaho, Ken (Doris) Amstutz of Cypress, Texas, Sue (Steve) Yant of Six Mile, S.C. and Greg (Pattie) Amstutz of Ensenada, Mexico.

She is also survived by 17 grand, 38 great, and 1 great great grandchild (plus spouses). She is survived by sisters-in-law Joan Jones of Bluffton, Maudra Jones of Findlay, and numerous nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwaine, her parents, and
siblings; Margaret Herr, Alice Wingate, Casey Jones, Martha Beach and David

Friends and family are invited to attend a celebration of Ruth’s life at the Grangeville Nazarene Church, Grangeville, on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. A graveside service will be held at Ebenezer Mennonite Church in Bluffton, at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home of Grangeville. Send condolences to family to Blackmerfuneralhome.com.