Date : 07 Jul 1931
Location : Riverview Cemetery, Algona, IA
Mrs. Lewis L. Bleakly, nee Ruth Elizabeth Tribon, died at 9 o'clock Sunday morning at the home of her parents, Dr. and Mrs. F. L Tribon, after an illness of several months with heart disease. Funeral services were conducted at the Methodist church Tuesday morning, the Rev. C. V. Hulse officiating, and burial was made in Riverview cemetery.
Ruth was born August 9, 1901, one of twin daughters of Dr. and Mrs. F. L. Tribon, the other Isabel, dying a few days after birth. She was graduated from the Algona high school in 1920, and attended the Iowa State college, Ames, where she met Lewis. L. Bleakly, student in chemical engineering, whom she later married. After leaving Ames she was employed as teacher of home economics in the schools of Superior and Rodman.
Ruth was married January 1, 1925, to Lewis L. Bleakly, of Galva, and the couple made their home at Davenport three years, while Mr. Bleakly was employed as chemical engineer for the People's Light and Gas Co. In March, 1928, they moved to Milwaukee, where they lived till the first of last May, when Mr. Bleakly was transferred to Bismark, N. D., and Mrs. Bleakly came to Algona to recuperate at the home of her parents.
Mrs. Bleakly was in poor health during the holiday season, and on January 4 was taken so ill with a heart attack that Doctor and Mrs. Tribon were called to Milwaukee, where Mrs, Tribon remained till, the middle of April, when she came home to prepare for Mrs. Bleakly's arrival here. Three weeks ago Mrs. Bleakly took a sudden turn for the worse, and Mr, Bleakly and the two sisters, Mrs. Herman Leeftink, Mountain, Wis., and Mrs. Otis Paddock, Glendale, Ariz., were summoned. She never rallied after a severe attack June 23, and days 13 days later.
She is survived by her husband, three sons, Richard, 6, Robert, 4, and Tom, 18 months, her parents the sisters, and a brother, Donald Tribon.
Pall bearers were W. A. Foster, T. P. Harrington, Al Falkenhainer, H. W. Miller, Dr. R. A, Evans, Dr. A. L. Rlst, and Supt. Overmyer.
Kossuth County Advance - Jul 7, 1931