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Ruth J. Schwab

Ruth J. Schwab, 70 of Taylorville formerly of Pana passed away on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 4:05 a.m. at her residence in Taylorville. She was born on July 12, 1947 in Pana, IL the Daughter of James E. and Elsie (Lowe) Schwab. Ruth worked at Liberty Mutual and later she was an account tech at the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Surviving are her Sisters: Rietta (Dick) Risdon and Rose (Bob) Muster both of Taylorville, IL; Nieces and Nephews: David (Tammy) Howell, Karrie (Brian) Gatton, Scott Muster and Andy Muster all of Taylorville, IL; Patti (Reidd) Peterson of Neoga, IL; Julie (Matt) Mendenhall of Springfield, IL.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017at 11:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Becky Lembke officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church 200 S. Walnut St. Taylorville, IL 62568

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Schwab

Kevin L. Miller Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

I'm very saddened to hear of this lady's passing. Being friends with her nephew Scott, I got to enjoy her soft and gentle ways along with her wit and positive ways of thinking. She will be terribly missed. My condolences go out to the whole family. God bless them in their time of grief.

Kevin L. Miller Nov 5 2017 12:00 AM

I'm in shock this morning---Ruth called Thursday morning and we had a nice long conversation--she said she was coming to Springfield, but she wasn't going to stop by this time. Ruth was a client of my husbands and he came home with Bo one night---Ruth could no longer afford to care for him. We began a great friendship and she often visited us and Bo. She got to know our next dog, but hadn't met Leo yet---she would have loved him because he looks a lot like Bo.
A very kind loving lady---I know she is happy to be with the lord.
Deepest sympathy to Mark and the rest of the family.

Connie Preston

Connie Preston Nov 4 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Schwab

Lyle and Linda (Munson)Temmen Sr. Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Schwab

Stanley and Nina Elvers Nov 3 2017 12:00 AM