Ruth Arlene (Millang) Charlson

August 17, 1927 ~ January 16, 2022 (age 94)


Ruth Arlene Charlson, 94, of Eldon, Missouri passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at Golden Age Nursing Home in Stover, Missouri.  She was born August 17, 1927 in Rose Grove, Iowa the daughter of the late Gerhard and Myrtle Grace (Thompson) Millang.  On October 4, 1947 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa she was united in marriage to Lyle Marion Charlson who preceded her in death on February 16, 2003.

Survivors include,

Daughter, Cheryl and her husband David Wood, two grandsons, Jonathan (Laura) and Patrick (Lauren), 6 great-grandchildren, Joanna, Logan, Grayson, Jacqueline, Parker and Flora.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved their Aunt Ruth as well as one sister-in-law Marcia Millang.

Her step-father, Cyril Caruth, two brothers, Marvin Millang and Don Millang and four sisters, Louise Anderson, Mary Charlson, Esther Howerton and Bev Millang preceded her in death.

After her birth, Ruth’s family later moved to Story City, Iowa where she grew up and graduated from school.  Ruth then married and she and  Lyle then lived in Lake City, Minnesota, Webster City, Iowa, Blairsburg, Iowa and Lime Springs, Iowa and later moved to Barnett and then to Eldon, Missouri.  Ruth was an active member of the Eldon United Methodist Church as well as a member of the Manning Willing Workers for over thirty years.

Visitation will be Saturday, January 22, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM at the Eldon United Methodist Church with the Funeral Service beginning at 2:00 PM with Pastor Amanda Gastreich officiating.  Burial will follow at the Eldon City Cemetery.

Memorials in her name are suggested to the Eldon United Methodist Church or Hospice Compassus.

The family is requesting the use of facial masks and to practice social distancing.  

Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, MO. 


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January 22, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Eldon United Methodist Church

Eldon, MO 65026

Funeral Service
January 22, 2022

2:00 PM
Eldon United Methodist Church

Eldon, MO 65026

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