OBITUARY

Ruth Laverne Marquis

December 4, 1915July 20, 2021
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Ruth L. Marquis, 105, of Normal, more recently of Bloomington passed away at Heritage Health on July 20, 2021. She was born on December 4, 1915 in Buda, IL, to Roy and Gertrude (Pratt) Stutzman. Ruth married the love of her life, Milo Marquis on November 11, 1935. He preceded her in death on February 7, 1997.

Surviving are her children: Duane (Marilyn) Marquis of Towanda, James Marquis of Normal; a daughter-in-law, Ilene Marquis of Merriam Woods, MO; a brother: Luther (Phyllis) Stutzman of Sterling; 7 grandchildren: Diana (Danny) Davis of Roanoke, Debbie (Steve) Campbell of Highland, Ruth Ann (John) Sokol of Whitehouse, TX, John (Shelley) Marquis of Stanford; Jeff (Debbie) Marquis of Carlock, Karen Marquis and Rebecca Marquis both of Bloomington, 1 step-grandchild: Brent (Necole) Harper of Chandler, AZ. Ruth had 9 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

Ruth was proceeded in death by her parents; son: Glenn Marquis; brother: Marshall Stutzman and step-grandson: Scott Harper.

Ruth grew up on her family’s farm in Buda and later became a devoted farmer’s wife. She worked in healthcare for a number of years and always cheerfully served others. She was a member of the Mennonite Church of Normal and the Bloomington/Normal Christian Women’s Connection. She loved to travel, read and cook, but more than anything she loved to spend time with her family and friends. She had a deep love for Jesus and faithfully prayed for her family through the years. Spending time with Ruth was a joy. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. A special thank you goes to the staff at Heritage Health in Bloomington who lovingly cared for Ruth for several years.

A public visitation will be held on Monday July 26, from 10am-11am with a funeral service to follow at 11 am at East Lawn Funeral Home, Bloomington. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Gardens immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Central Illinois Down Syndrome Organization (CIDSO), Midwest Food Bank or Mennonite Church of Normal.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Monday, July 26, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, July 26, 2021

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Nancy Miller

July 26, 2021

Ruth and Alta were such dear friends. We loved Ruth like part of our family.

James Litwiller

July 23, 2021

Ruth and Alta sitting together at family events, visiting and laughing together.

Karen Andrew

July 23, 2021

We will never forget how Ruth always kept life interesting. She was never afraid to try new things, like taking first motorcycle ride in 2010.

Karen Andrew

July 23, 2021

We have many good memories of visiting with Ruth.
On this day we helped her replant her flower basket (2016)
Karen and John Andrew

Leanah Litwiller

July 22, 2021

I have fond memories of Ruth and Alta sitting together at family events, visiting and laughing together.

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