Thomas K. Ruths

Born: Mon., Mar. 10, 1952
Died: Tue., Mar. 12, 2013


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 15, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 16, 2013
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Mr. Thomas K. Ruths, 61, of rural Liberty, Illinois, died at 6:26a.m. Tuesday (March 12, 2013) in Blessing Hospital.
   Born March 10, 1952 in Quincy, Tom was the son of John M. and Isabelle Allen Ruths. He married Deborah Seward on December 7, 1974 in Payson, Illinois. She survives.

   Tom was a member of Payson Congregational Church. Well known throughout the area, Tom enjoyed talking and socializing with people, but his greatest joy was being with his grandchildren.

   Tom was employed in construction, first for Bleigh Construction for 13 years and for the last 17 years with Bross Construction.

    Survivors include his wife, Deborah; his mother, Isabelle Hillerts of Quincy; two sons, Thomas D. Ruths (Dee Dee) and Scott R. Ruths (Justine "Jody") both of Liberty; four grandchildren, Lawren Ruths, Delaynie Ruths, Layne Ruths and Lucas Ruths; a brother, Jack Ruths of Payson, IL; two sisters, Sue Voth of Quincy and Michele "Shelly" Crowley (Roy) of Quincy; and many loving nieces and nephews.

   Mr. Ruths was preceded in death by his father.

   Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home in Quincy by Pastor Steve Disseler.  Burial will be in the Burton Cemetery, Burton, Illinois.

   Visitation will be Friday evening from 4:00 to 7:00 and Saturday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Burton Cemetery Association.

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Don and Julie Martin
   Posted Tue March 12, 2013
I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Tommy, He was a GREAT guy, I truly enjoyed all the good times with him. God bless all of you.

Chet & Stacey Lohmeyer-Leasman
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. Tommy was a great man!!! I have many many great memories of him & your family!!! My thoughts & prayers are with all of you during this hard time!!!

Gail Dingerson
   Posted Wed March 13, 2013
I was so very sorry to learn of Tom's passing-my prayers go out to the family.

Sherry & Dale Johnson
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Debbie and boys, very sorry to hear about Tom's passing. He also had a smile and story to tell. He will be missed by many.

Derek and Robin Banta
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Debbie, Tommy, & Scott- ours hearts go out to you and the family for the loss of Tommy, he was a great man, and will be greatly missed!

Becky Phillips
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
Debbie and family,
We are so very sorry to hear of Tommy's passing. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Glen, Becky and family

Sue Fox
   Posted Thu March 14, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Linda Flesner
   Posted Fri March 15, 2013
So sorry to hear of Tom's passing but know he is at peace now. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Lois Flesner Family

Stuart Kaiser
   Posted Sat March 16, 2013
I am very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. You all have my condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jason & Carla Boudreau
   Posted Mon March 18, 2013
Jack and Family,
We are very sorry for you loss of you brother. You and your family are in our prayers.

Nick Cantrell
   Posted Fri March 22, 2013
Hello Debbie, You probably don`t remember me, I just wanted to say How sorry I am to hear about Tom. We went thru every grade together at Payson and always considered him one of my best friends. I had to actually look at the yearbook to picture your face but I remembered once I saw it. I dont mean to pry but what caused Toms death at such an early year of life? I still live in Tulsa Oklahoma and have had my own consruction co. for the last 28 years. I am trying to slow down a little. Having back problems. I think it is funny that Tom and I both were in the construction. Well I will be quiet and once again I am so sorry for myour loss and the loss of a good friend. Nick Cantrell

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