Funeral services for Ruth Elaine Mentel Parsons, 81, of Gladbrook, were held on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the United Methodist Church, Gladbrook, with Pastor Roger White officiating. She was laid to rest in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo.
Pallbearers were Jody Droigk, Henry Mentel Jr., David John Mentel, Brian Mentel, Joshua Votruba and Mike Mentel.
Honorary Pallbearers were Mr. Motlin, David "Sonny" Mentel, Gene Seda, Joyce Mercer, Joyce Bruene, Bill Young, Harry Thoms, Paul Nuss, Richard Klinefelter, Katie Grinace, Roger White, Kay Lowrie, Sue Keeler, Russell Amos and Darrell Paustian.
Groups from the Gladbrook United Methodist Church, Iowa Veterans Home, Gladbrook-Reinbeck Students, Staff and Bus Drivers, Hometown Foods and JBS.
The Mitchell Family Funeral Home was entrusted with her arrangements.