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Gummerson, Ruth E.
Ruth E. "Betty" Gummerson, 86, formerly of 221 Highland Ave., Galesburg died at 9:50 a.m. Tuesday, July 17, 2012 at her sons home.

She was born October 6, 1925 in Altona, Ill. the daughter of James and Margaret Christie Blackie. She married Howard A. Gummerson on June 1, 1947 in Galesburg, Ill. He preceded her in death August 19, 2004.

She is survived by two sons, Greg H. (Marti) Gummerson of Galesburg and Scott M. (GiGi) Gummerson of Flossmoor, Ill.; five grandchildren, Brent (Jamie) Gummerson, Brad (fiance' Rachel Stamper) Gummerson, Gail (Ramon) Medina, Mitchell and Gwen Gummerson; and two faithful companions, McKenzie and Molly. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a sister and a brother.

Ruth attended country schools, including Reynolds School and Krefus School in Altona. She graduated from Oneida High School in 1943. She began work for the Burlington Truck Lines, the First Galesburg National Bank, Weber Book Store, Intra State Telephone Company, and the Assessors Office and General Assistance Office of Galesburg. Ruth was a former member of the Jaycettes, the Dandy Lions and Galesburg Parent Teacher Association. She was a member of the Covenant Church and its Ruth Circle and a member of Home Culture. She enjoyed her family and her many friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, 2012 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Tom Ek will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Covenant Church, Hospice Compassus or Knox County Humane Society. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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