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Ruth Fowler Tennille, 73, peacefully walked through the gates of Heaven on September 24, 2017. She was preceded in death by her parents, Elijah Martin and Lucille Covington Fowler and her sister, Betty F. Coppridge. Ruth is survived by her devoted husband of 48 years, Thomas E. Tennille; daughter, Viki T. Frankenburger and her husband, David R. Frankenburger; grandsons, Tyler Elijah “Poo-Bear” and Clayton Thomas “Pumpkin” Frankenburger; loving sister, Jennie F. Willis and her husband, Raymond Willis and several nieces and nephews. In past years, she was active in the American Red Cross, President of the Women’s Club of Chester and many other volunteer projects. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2017 at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. (Rte. 10). Her funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Centralia Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions be made in her memory to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37839, Boone, IA 50037-0839.