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Ruth E. Woodring

Published: Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROCK FALLS – Ruth E. Woodring, 95, of Sterling, formerly of Rock Falls, died Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford. 

Ruth was born Nov. 11, 1917, in Wyoming, the daughter of Harry and Ethel (Camp) Wilkinson. She married Fred Woodring on June 24, 1939, in Clinton, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Jan. 24, 2001. Ruth loved wintering in Texas, playing cards, and dining out. She was a member of Order of the Eastern Star and National Honor Society. 

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Lonnie) Woodring of Avon and Stephen (Sharon) Woodring of Rock Falls; three daughters, Sue (Joe) Biller of Rock Falls, Julie (Garry) Hagerman of Sheffield, and Chris (Dick) Huffaker of Davis Junction; 17 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.                       

She also was preceded in death by one son, Larry Woodring; one grandson, Jeremy Gonzalez; and one brother, Glen Wilkinson.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday and the service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Schilling Funeral Home in Sterling, with the Rev. Al Campbell, pastor of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Rock Falls, officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling.

A memorial has been established.  

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