January 14, 2021
Ruta Ivy went home January 11, 2021. Ruta was born in Riga, Latvia in July, 1941 and immigrated to the U.S. during WWII. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was dedicated to rescuing animals and the Warren County Humane Society. Ms. Ivy was a member of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in McMinnville.
She is preceded in death by Christine DeLaCruz – daughter, Jimmy Ivy-husband, Vera Dabolins-mother, Arnold Dabolins-stepfather, Richard Priesburg-father, Natalie Tiltins -aunt and many loving pets
Ms. Ivy is survived by children; Dan(Cris Mangin) DeLaCruz of Smithville, Peter (Liz Boyd) DeLaCruz of Nashville. Sister, Ilze (Mike) Valente of Chicago, IL. Cousin; Valda (Gerry) Gebhart of Chicago, IL. Grandchildren; Sam (Jessieca) Hyneman, Rochelle (Mark) Bailey, Jacob DeLaCruz, Nolan Mangin, Braeden Mangin, Nicole (Kevin) Pedigo, Jesse Adams, Ryan Adams, Candace Smith. Great grandchildren; Noah and James Marone, Adielynn and Maddix Hyneman, Nolan and Madeline Bailey.
Memorial Service to be held at Ruta’s former home Sunday January 17 at 1:30pm, 551 Kirby Rd, McMinnville, TN 37110. This will be mostly outside in a casual setting. Lunch to follow.
Pastor David McMinn officiating .
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your local animal shelter.