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Watson, Ruth C.
Ruth C. (Patterson) Watson, 96, 1250 W. Carl Sandburg Drive, Galesburg, Ill., died at 12:20 p.m., Monday, February 22, 2010 in OSF St. Mary Medical Center.

She was born February 4, 1914 in Galesburg, the daughter of Herman and Mary Carnes Patterson. She married Cecil E. Watson on August 21, 1934 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death October 4, 1977.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roy (Pat) Strode of Lake Bracken, Galesburg, a grandson, Val (and Ann) Strode of St. Louis, Mo., and two great grandchildren, Emily (and Zak) Studebaker and Matthew Strode. She was preceded in death by three brothers, three sisters, and two half brothers.

Ruth worked at Protexall in Galesburg for 25 years. She was a member of East Main Congregational United Church of Christ, where she was a member of the Mary Babcock Circle. Ruth was a member of the Knox County Grandmothers Club. She enjoyed embroidery, gardening, and Bunco Club.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m., Thursday, February 25, 2010 in Linwood Cemetery. Rev. Robin Faull will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel.

Memorials may be made to East Main Congregational United Church of Christ. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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