Donna Diane Ruth, age 67, went home to heaven on Thursday, March 26, 2020 surrounded by her family and friends. She was born April 18, 1952 at St. Francis Hospital in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Gale E. and Helen E. Ruth. She was preceded in death by her father, Gale E. Ruth, grandparents Lillie and Noah Ruth of Adair, IL, Susan and Thomas Barkley of Carlinville, IL. She leaves behind to grieve her passing her Mother Helen, two sisters-Debra (Alan) Schrock of Macomb, IL, Connie (Nick) Snyder of Deerfield, IL, one brother,Ron Matthews of Bardolph, IL, several nieces, nephews and many cousins. Special friends: Rev. Judy Davenport, Cheryl Stevens and Pat Bloomfield.
Donna enjoyed music, collecting cat figurines and spending time with her family and friends. She loved being around animals of all types and had several pets over her life. In her earlier years, she was employed as a teacher’s aide at Wesley United Methodist Daycare in Macomb, Illinois and also as a secretary at Bridgeway. Those who knew and loved her remember her sweet personality, winning smile and sense of humor.
Due to present restrictions there will be no visitation. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date at the Macomb Church of the Nazarene where she was a lifetime member. A private burial service will be held in Macomb, IL. at Oakwood on Monday, March 30, 2020 in the afternoon. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Macomb Church of the Nazarene: 1415 W. Grant Street in Macomb, IL. 61455 or Lafayette Square Resident Fund: 100 W. Jefferson Street, Macomb, IL. 61455.
Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb is in charge of arrangements.
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