Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road, Springfield, IL


Ruth L. Land

December 7, 1924July 26, 2020

Ruth Lee Land, 95, passed away peacefully on July 26, 2020 at Lewis Memorial Christian Villas. She was born in Denton, Texas.

Ruth is survived by two daughters Vicki McHenry (Rob) and Pam Walters (Dave). She is also survived by two granddaughters Cressie Foley and Rozzie Berisha (Met), four great-grandchildren Rori, Jack, Chase and Blythe, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great nephews and by one sister-in-law and brother-in-law Don and Marsha Jones. Her loving husband, Lemuel, predeceased her in 1967.

Ruth was immensely proud of her family and leaves behind wonderful memories for all who knew and loved her.

She worked at Chance Vought in Dallas, Texas, during WWII and later at District #186 and Secretary of State in Springfield.

Private burial services for immediate family will be held at Camp Butler at a later date. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com.


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Ruth L. Land

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Donna Jones

August 1, 2020

Some of my best memories are of Aunt Ruth, mom and me on the road. We did lots of traveling together. I loved Aunt Ruth like a second mother. I have lived away from home for many years; but she was always happy to get my phone calls; and I was always glad to hear her voice. I miss her. She was a beautiful person; and I feel privileged to have had her in my life.

Carol Egnot

August 1, 2020

Pam. I was sorry to see where your mother has passed. I didn't know her but her picture looks like she was a wonderful and sweet person. Again sorry for the loss of your mother.

Mary Pat Kelly

August 1, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a special lady and I remember all the times she and Lem visited my mom and dad.
May God comfort you in this time of sadness.

Kevin Jones

July 30, 2020

I have many fond memories of Aunt Ruth and Uncle Lem visiting when I was a child. They both were such kind people. I remember taking the bus with Mom from Pleasant Plains to Springfield to shop for school clothes and when we were done we took the city bus to Aunt Ruth's house to wait for Dad to pick us up when he got off work. Always fun to visit her and Pam and Vicki. Fall wienie roasts and Christmas parties were always very special. D and I will miss her very much.

Jean Huntly

July 30, 2020

Vicki and Pam - I wanted both of you to know that your mother, Ruth, was a lovely, lovely and classy lady. You girls were awfully good to your mother. I also enjoyed so much being at the homestead with your mother. I would like to express my sympathy.

Joan Huntley

Nancy Jones

July 28, 2020

I remember Aunt Ruth was in the hospital and I went to see her on my lunch break. I had my OR blue scrubs and blue scull cap. With her poor vision she said "honey you are really turning gray so young." I smiled and said I know Aunt Ruth and I hate it. She laughed and said "you know there is a cheap fix for that at the drug store in a little box." We both laughed. What a spicy, sweet lady she was. We will miss her deeply.