Ruth Mehlert

Full name

Ruth Poole Mehlert

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Academy period alum

Ruth Mehlert, née Ruth Poole, was a student at Shimer College in the late Academy period, listed in the class of 1950.


  • in Vinton Today:
    Ruth was born June 12, 1929, in Harlan, Iowa, the daughter of Grant B. and Lotus M. Plumb Poole. She graduated from Franklin High School in Cedar Rapids and attended college at Shimer College in Mt. Carroll, IL, and Hamilton Business College in Cedar Rapids.
    On March 8, 1952, Ruth was united in marriage with Delbert Mehlert in Cedar Rapids. The couple lived and farmed in the Mt. Auburn area during their marriage. He preceded her in death on April 27, 1996.
    She was an active member of the Mt. Auburn United Methodist Church, where she had been a member for 63 years. She taught Sunday school and held several church offices. She was also active in United Methodist Women.

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