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Thomas K. Ruths

March 10, 1952 ~ March 12, 2013 (age 61)

   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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