Ruth M. Burns, age 98, of Marathon, died Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010 at the Pleasant View Home in Albert City, Iowa. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 4, 2010 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Marathon. Burial will be in the Poland Township Cemetery in Marathon. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010 at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Albert City. The Sliefert Funeral Home of Albert City is in charge of the arrangements.