STERLING – Ruth C. Garriott, 85, of Sterling, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Citadel of Sterling.
She was born on December 16, 1933, in Sterling, the daughter of Martin L. and Florence Bernice (McPherson) Janssen and was a 1951 graduate of Sterling High School. She married Clifford Garriott Jr. on February 3, 1952, in Sterling. He died November 21, 2017. She had worked as a bookkeeper at the Sterling-Rock Falls Clinic. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church in Sterling.
Surviving are her sons, Curtis L. Garriott of Charleston, Ill., David C. (Becky) Garriott, and Scott D. (Amy) Garriott, both of Sterling; her daughter, Christine D. (Donald) Verando of Danville, Ill.; her sister, Suzanne Griffith of Woodburn, Ore.; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Douglas and Neil Janssen; and a daughter-in-law, Brenda Garriott.
Visitation will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 9:30-11 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Zachary Mapes, pastor, officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Homes.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Sterling or to the Sterling High School Hall of Fame Scholarship.