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Ruth E. Straw

Published: Thursday, March 27, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Ruth E. Straw, 90, of Dixon, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at LifeHouse Liberty Court in Dixon. Ruth taught Spanish at Sterling High School for 36 years.

She was born May 22, 1923, in Dixon, the daughter of Vern and Nellie (Ambrose) Straw. She lived her entire life on her family farm, and loved the farm community and life. She graduated from Eureka College, where she was a member of Sigma Tau Delta sorority. Ruth traveled her entire life. She took language students to other countries. Ruth was a member of the Pinecreek Christian Church, Christian Women Fellowship, the Disciples of Christ denomination, and the Retired Teachers Association. 

Survivors include cousins, John (Virginia) Elsen, Josephine Elsen, and Shirley Adams.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a cousin, Bob Straw.

Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday and the service at 11 a.m. Saturday at Polo Family Funeral Home, 110 E. Dixon St. Burial will be at Prairieville Cemetery.

Visit www.polofamilyfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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