Ruth A. DeGroot

Born: Wed., May 11, 1927
Died: Tue., Mar. 7, 2017


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM, Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:30 PM Fri., Mar. 10, 2017
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   Ruth A. DeGroot, 89, of Quincy, died at 4:08 p.m. Tuesday (March 7, 2017) in Blessing Hospital.

   Ruth was born May 11, 1927 near LaPrairie, IL.  She was the daughter of Earl C. and Mabel G. Bailey Rawson.  She married Edward E. DeGroot in Bowen, IL on November 1, 1945.  He preceded her in death on July 8, 1974.

   Ruth was a active member of Trinity United Church of Christ and was a member of the Evening Guild at church. She was a 1944 graduate of Augusta High School.  Ruth enjoyed playing cards, counted cross-stitching, traveling and was a wonderful caregiver for all her family.

   Ruth was employed for over fifteen years in the cafeteria at the Moorman Manufacturing Company until her retirement in 1979.  After her retirement she then worked part-time at the Senior Citizen Center.

   Survivors include a son Ronald E. DeGroot of Quincy;  a daughter, Sherry J. McChristy (Stephen) of Metamora, IL  and several loving nieces and nephews.

   Mrs. DeGroot was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Ed, one sister Mary Hale and two brothers Charles Rawson and Wayne Earl Rawson.

   Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Rev. Timothy White officiating.  Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Friday afternoon from 12:30 until the time of services at the funeral home.

   In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Good Samaritan Home.

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Gene and Betty Brasel
   Posted Thu March 09, 2017
Will be there in spirit tomorrow even though I am not there in person. We have lost a very dear lady. She will be missed by many. I will miss our talks. Even though we lived in different states, our talks kept us close. You kids were her life and she so appreciated all that you did for her. She is in good hands now and he will take care of her from now on. Love you Ronnie and Sherry.

Jeanette Bohne
   Posted Thu March 09, 2017
Sherry and Ronnie, I was very surprised and saddened to learn of your mother's passing. I'm sorry but I will not be able to attend the funeral. Know you and the rest of the family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless! Jeanette 32C

Michelle Large
   Posted Fri March 10, 2017
To all loved ones: I'm so sorry to hear of Aunt Ruth's passing. She was a fantastic person and I will dearly miss my annual visits with her. I have always been amazed at how she would remember not only myself but both of my daughters even though we are great and great great nieces (and there are a lot of us to remember). Such a sweet heart! Love to all!
Michelle, Corey, Madilyn, and Amaeya Large

Susie Holtman Hibbard
   Posted Thu March 23, 2017
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. She was such a sweet lady and was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my mother Margie Smith. I enjoyed the visits I had with Ruth, enjoying looking at her scrap book and listening to her stories. I know she will be missed.
Susie Hibbard

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