Ruth Elizabeth Farkas

August 18, 1955May 20, 2020

Ruth Elizabeth Farkas, 64 of Bloomington passed away Wednesday May 20, 2020 at her residence surrounded by family. She was born August 18, 1955 to Louis James and Ruth Bernice (Bridge) Farkas in Great Falls, MT. She married Joe Farkas June 24, 1989 in Bloomington, IL. He survives. She is also survived by her children Stephani (Jerry) McCraven, and Ronald (Chris) Martin; grandchildren Kelcey Martin, Gavin Martin, Torean Martin, Kaylee Martin- Ryan, Bayley Grove, and Shawn Michael Grove; great-grandchildren Keaton Braxton and Aubree Bunton; sister Kathe (Jeff) Weber; father-in-law “Gpa” Mervin Farkas; sister-in-law Rebecca (Scott) Hartema. She was preceded in death by her parents and mother-in-law Bernice Farkas. Ruth had a passion for hair and had worked 25+ years as a hair dresser and had just recently retired in September. She will be missed by her colleagues and faithful clients. Retirement is when she really started to enjoy and trying new crafting ideas. Ruth enjoyed many different hobbies as well, from bowling to karaoke and loving to dance she did it all. She was woodsy and like to go camping, playing trivial pursuit, she was very competitive and had amazing knowledge of things when playing trivial pursuit. In her families eyes she was a loving and caring person. She will be deeply missed. Cremation rites have been accorded, East Lawn Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangement. There are no services scheduled at this time. If you wish to leave the family condolences, a memory or photo of Ruth please visit


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Patti Jones

May 24, 2020

For almost 50 years we have been best friends. We have shared joys and sorrows together, and we shared a great many "sister" secrets. I will miss you every day, and I will love you for eternity. We will be together again. Love to Joe, Stephani and Ronnie. May God help you deal with your overwhelming sadness. Prayers and hugs. Patti.

Laura VanHoorn

May 23, 2020

Aah, Betsey... such a personality! She did my hair for 25 years and we saw each other thru so many ups & downs in our lives. RIP my friend.

(Can we change her name to Betsey in the obit? )

Bonnie Lanham

May 23, 2020

We were cousins and she could crochet like Grandma did -she made me many things and made me promise I would use them but—-I could not because they were works of art—- so forgive me cousin now I have them to remember you by. Love ya cuz!!!


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