Ruth Virginia DeRocchi

June 14, 1927November 21, 2013

Ruth V. DeRocchi, 86, of Lincoln, formerly of Springfield and Taylorville passed away on Thursday November 21, 2013 at her residence. She was born on June 14, 1927 in Taylorville, the daughter of Harry and Alli Summers Dooley.

She is survived by her two daughters: Melanie Jeisy of Lincoln, and Martha Schneider of Holmes Beach, FL., her son Antone DeRocchi of Jeiseyville, six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers and two sisters.

Ruth was a support specialist for the State of Illinois retiring in 1986 after more than thirty years of service. She enjoyed playing cards, reading, cooking, baking apple pies and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. Ruth was also a member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in Taylorville.

Private family services will be held. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at


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Erika Pellinghelli

November 30, 2013

Gran, you were the best!! We love and miss you very much.

Love, Erika, Jonah and Jaden

lisa magnolia-leblanc

November 26, 2013

Blessings & Comforts of Love to all Family,

•May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Love, Lisa, Larry and Erica (Magnolia) / LeBlanc

Pat Bickoff

November 26, 2013

NOTHING but wonderful memories. My daughter married her grandson, and from that moment on, I was family. It was a pure joy to have Granny visit when the kids came from Florida. We laughed, played cards and Ruth loved having her family together. Her legacy makes me proud.

Jim & Pam Aden McGowan

November 25, 2013

Missy and family,

We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. May the beautiful memories you shared always bring comfort. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

With deepest sympathy,

Hoop Kelley

November 25, 2013

Ton -
Sorry to hear about your mom. Love you brother - hoop

Lena Gregory

November 25, 2013

So sorry for the passing of Ruth. May God comfort and bless the family.

Melanie Shumard

November 24, 2013

Although we are saddened, may beautiful memories keep Dear Aunt Ruth close to our hearts and make us all smile. God Bless, Melanie, Rich, Elisha & Ashley Shumard

Bill Law

November 24, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you this holiday season and always.

Janet Hughes

November 24, 2013

We will miss you Aunt Ruth, but as we light this candle, your memories will live on forever. Love Ronnie & Minnie

Joann Mittelsteadt

November 22, 2013

To the Family:

Gary and I are saddened by the death of our wonderful friend, Ruthie". We
will miss her but know she's in the hands of her wonderful angels.

With sympathy, Joann Mittelsteadt and Gary A. Hinton, Lincoln, IL