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Ruth V. Nevenhoven

Published: Saturday, June 14, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
Ruth V. Nevenhoven

FREEPORT – Ruth V. Nevenhoven, 90, formerly of Forreston and Polo, died Thursday, June 12, 2014, at Stephenson Nursing Center in Freeport.

Ruth was born Jan. 9, 1924, in Ogle County, the daughter of Fred and Hattie (Locker) Duncan. Ruth married Roy R. Nevenhoven on Aug. 7, 1943, in Ogle County. He died May 2, 2010. Ruth attended Forreston Grove Church. She was a very caring person. Spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren was the greatest joy of her life.

Surviving are her son, Larry (Carol) Nevenhoven of Temecula, California; her daughter, Linda (Dennis) Coleman of Freeport, brother, Donald (Betty) Duncan of Mount Morris; five grandchildren, Tim (Laurie Lee) Coleman, Todd Coleman, Scott (Liza) Nevenhoven, Tyler (Julie) Coleman, and Susan Nevenhoven; nine great-grandchildren; special friends, Georgia Herman and Barbara Nevenhoven; and many other friends she made while at the Stephenson Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Wilma; and one brother, Robert.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Burke-Tubbs Funeral Home in Forreston. Visitation also will be from 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and the funeral at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Forreston Grove Church, with the Rev. Jeremy Cheezum, pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport.

Memorials have been established to Stephenson Nursing Center and Forreston Grove Church.

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