Ruth Gloria (McFarlin) Mussell died peacefully at the Green Prairie Rehabilitation
Center in Plainview, Minnesota on November 14, 2018, at the age of 93.
Ruth was born on October 28, 1925 along with her twin brother in Plainview
Township, Minnesota to Glenn and Ida (Haessig) McFarlin. She married Roy
Robert Mussell, on November 4, 1944. The couple had two daughters, Sharlet
and Rita. Ruth had many different jobs; but from 1968 to 1986, Roy and Ruth ran
the Plainview hotel. Ruth enjoyed running the hotel and welcoming guests into
her home. They loved to hit a round of golf or spend time with their bowling
league. Ruth also spent time in her garden, sewing or canning vegetables. She
was also a dedicated member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Her
grandchildren remember her as a loving and devoted caretaker who encouraged
them to be their best and pursue their goals.
Ruth is survived by her son-in-law Jim Smith, and grandchildren Scott Meyer,
Kimberly (Susan) McHugh, Jeffrey (Stephanie) Smith, Kelly (Bradley) Smith, and
Elisa Smith and eight great-grandchildren. Ruth is preceded in death by her
husband Roy Robert Mussell, parents Glenn and Ida McFarlin, Siblings Roy,
Donald, Allan, Marvin, Mabel, Joy and Ione, and both daughters Sharlet McHugh
and Rita Smith.
Funeral service is Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel
Lutheran Church in Plainview with Pastor Phil Augustine officiating. Burial is at
the Greenwood Cemetery, Plainview. Visitation is Tuesday, one hour prior to the
service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Green Prairie
Rehabilitation Center or the St. Croix Hospice, as the family would like to thank
them for their dedicated care.
Schad & Zabel funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-534-2003