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Ruthie A Grissom

January 5, 1930 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 91)

Obituary

Ruthie A Grissom, 91, of Montrose, passed away at 7:22 PM Sunday October 10th, 2021, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.

 

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 14th at the Mullen Baptist Church in rural Montrose with burial following at the Mullen Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 9:00 to 11:00 AM on Thursday morning at the Mullen Church. The Barkley Funeral Chapel in Greenup, IL is assisting the family.

 

Ruthie was born on January 5th, 1930, in Cumberland County, the daughter of Issac Newton and Cathern (Walker) Kingery.  She married Dean C. Grissom in Dieterich on January 9th, 1954.

 

Ruthie worked at General Electric in Mattoon for over 20 years and had many stories of her time spent making light bulbs. She never knew a stranger and was a familiar face at Martins IGA where she worked doing demos in the store for nearly 30 years. Ruthie & Dean also took care of many families, providing in home care throughout the Effingham area. Ruthie was a loving wife, Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother; always enjoying visiting with family and friends where stories and laughter took center stage.

 

Ruthie is survived by her husband Dean of Montrose; her loving daughter Cindy (Mary Hartke) of Mattoon; Grandchildren Kimberly (Romeo) Youssef of Oak Forest & Cory Meier (Jeanne Ullrich) of Funkhouser; and seven great grandchildren, Jordan, Sofya, Sarah & Susanna and William, Samuel & Savannah; Son-in-law Dale Donsbach of Effingham; Brother and Sister in laws Curt Grissom of Mattoon and Marsha Grissom of Sanford, FL. Ruthie also loved spending time with her cherished nieces and nephews.

 

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Kathy Donsbach; and siblings Deloris Flach, Elmer (Gladys) Yocum, Claude Yocum, Leona “Babe” Yocum and Newton “Buss” (Reba) Kingery.  Brother & Sister in laws Reginald Flach, Warren & Ruth Croy, Hazel and Lonnie Elliott, Don & Ellen Clark, Dale Grissom & Richard (Dick) Grissom; and her special niece Karlene Frese.

 

Memorials can be made to the Mullen Baptist Church. Online condolences can be expressed at www.barkleyfuneralchapels.com  

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
October 14, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Mullen Baptist Church
675 150 N
Montrose, IL 62445

Funeral Service
Thursday
October 14, 2021

11:00 AM
Mullen Baptist Church
675 150 N
Montrose, IL 62445

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