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Janet R. Rueff

Published: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT
Janet R. Rueff

DeKALB – Janet Ruth Rueff, 68, of DeKalb, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at home.

She was born Nov. 7, 1944, at Community General Hospital in Sterling, the daughter of Paul and Elva (O’Hare) Weaver. Janet married Byron Wesley Rueff on April 15, 1977. She and Byron farmed in Waterman until they retired and moved to DeKalb in 2005.

Janet was a 1962 graduate of Rock Falls High School. Following graduation from Sterling Cosmetology Beauty School, she was employed by Elite Beauty School for several years. Before retirement, she enjoyed working part time for more than 20 years for Fay’s Pork Chop Barbeque, and served as the director of the Clinton Township Library in Waterman, as she had a lifelong love of reading.

She was a devoted Methodist and belonged to Waterman Methodist Church for more than 30 years. She also enjoyed being a member of the DeKalb unit of the Homemakers Extension Association for more than 30 years.

She will be remembered as a strong and honest person to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She is survived by her husband, Byron, son, Steven (Niki), and grandchildren, Alyssa and Ryan, all of Davis Junction; sister, Susan (Bruce) Havener of Morrison, Colo.; many special nieces and nephews, all of whom she was very proud; and many special friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Kay in infancy.

Visitation will be at 10 a.m. and the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home in DeKalb, with the Rev. James Allen of Shabbona United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will be at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Janet R. Rueff Memorial Fund, in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.

Visit www.andersonfuneralhomeltd.com to send condolences.

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