Caris, Ruth Elaine (Lawrence) Age 95, died peacefully on May 8, 2018 at Mt. Olivet Home in Minneapolis, MN. Ruth was born on Mar. 21, 1923 in Mt. Pleasant, IA, the daughter of Mark and Mildred Lawrence. She was united in marriage to William E. Caris on September 13, 1944. Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Ruth received her BA degree from Parsons College in Elementary Education, taught in Albert Lea, MN and Rosemount, MN. Ruth enjoyed family, activities with family and friends, playing golf, Bridge, singing in the church choir and tending to her roses. She is survived by her children: Michael Caris (Deborah), Constance Boyd (David), Timothy Caris (Jane) grandchildren: Jason, Jeffrey (Christine), Joshua (Stacey), Jonathan (Melissa), Jennifer, Alex (Krista), Doug and Emma and nine great-grand-children. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, William E. Caris; parents, Mark and Mildred Lawrence; brother, Don and sister, Vivian. Funeral service Saturday, May 19 at 1:30 PM at Murphy Funeral Home, 408 N. Broadway St, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa 52641. Visitation preceding funeral at 1 PM. Interment to follow at Forest Home Cemetery, 1100 S. Walnut St., Mt. Pleasant, IA. Luncheon follows, Jerry's Restaurant, Mt. Pleasant. Memorials preferred to the donor's choice. Murphy's Funeral Home (319) 385-4713.