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Ruth Isabel Linn Hansen

May 4, 2012
Estherville Daily News

NORMAN, Okla. - Private funeral services will be held for Ruth Isabel Linn Hansen, 94, of Norman, Okla.

She died Wednesday, May 2, 2012, at The Gardens at Rivermont.

She was born March 22, 1918, in Atlantic to Henry Scott and Margaret (Gittins) Linn. Ruth was united in marriage in Atlantic on June 19, 1949, to Robert J. Hansen.

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Ruth Isabel Linn Hansen

Ruth graduated from high school in Atlantic. She then graduated from Grinnell College and went on to receive her master's degree in English and speech from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. She taught English and speech in Iowa public schools for 35 years.

Mrs. Hansen moved to Norman in 1976 and was a partner with her husband, cousin Mary Louise and friend Ellen Mohr, in ownership of Karmelkorn Shoppe franchises at Sooner Mall in Norman, Mountainview Mall in Ardmore, Oakwood Mall in Enid and Woodland Hills Mall in Tulsa.

Ruth was a member of the First Methodist church in Atlantic. She was active in Rainbow Girls Organization, elected to travel the state of Iowa as its representative for one year after her high school graduation. She is still a member of PEO in Norman.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob, on Aug. 8, 2010; her infant sister; and two cousins, Mary Louise Pine Petnick and Leon Petznick. She is survived by two nieces, Christine Kidd of Oregon and Mary Hartmann of Florida; nephew, Robert Nelson of Arizona; several cousins, great nieces, great-nephews, and her close friend, Ellen Mohr of Norman.

The family wishes to express their appreciation to Dr. Stephen Lindsey, the Norman Regional staff, the Gardens of Rivermont, Heartland Hospice and Havenbrook Funeral Home for their care.

Memorials may be made to Second Chance, 4500 24th Ave. NW, Norman, OK 73069.

Arrangements for Ruth and her family were placed in the care of the Vice Family at Havenbrook Funeral Home of Norman. Online condolences may be shared at



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