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Ruth A. DeGroot

May 11, 1927 ~ March 7, 2017 (age 89)

   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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