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Ruth Dennison

July 23, 1927 ~ April 11, 2017 (age 89)
Ruth E. Dennison, 89, of Keithsburg, Illinois died Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf, Iowa.

Funeral services are 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 15th at Keithsburg First Christian Church.  After burial in Greenmound Cemetery, Ruth’s family hopes all will return to the church for a time of food and shared memories.  Memorials may be left for Keithsburg First Christian Church.  Dennison Funeral Home, Aledo is handling arrangements.

Ruth Elaine Brown was born July 23, 1927 in Keithsburg, Illinois a daughter of True Clinton and Pearl Mabel Harris Brown.  On March 3, 1947, she married Wayne L. Dennison in Rock Island.  They were married until his death on March 8, 1995.  In her early years, she worked at Keithsburg Button Factory and as a nanny; most of her life was spent as a homemaker.  Ruth enjoyed time spent with family, shopping, going out to eat, playing cards, canning and sewing.  She and Wayne enjoyed country music and trips to Branson.  After moving to Brookstone in Aledo, she enjoyed the Hanson Brothers music.  Ruth was an avid Cubs fan and was ecstatic she got to witness them win the World Series.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children:  Robert Gauley Jr., Bloomington, IL, Randall (Laurel) Dennison, Seaton, IL, Rebecca (Frank) Tharp, Seaton, IL, Ellie (Steve) Boylan, Milan, IL and Larry (Cathy) Dennison, Seaton, IL; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; sisters:  Jerry Nylin, Keithsburg, IL, Connie Freeman and Marsha (Bill) Loving, all of Aledo, IL and sisters-in-law:  Gloria Bocox, Aledo, IL and Shirley Jensen, Viola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings:  Dorothy Stieb, Leslie Brown, Fern Brock, Lilly Douglas, Clifford Brown, Donna Sedam, Jackie Brown, Shirley Litwiler, Bev Lair, Peanuts Vandevort, Deke Brown, Deanna Hoskins, Larry Brown and Janet Hill.

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 Service Information

Funeral Service
April 15, 2017

1:00 PM
Keithsburg First Christian Church
2003 Main Street
Keithsburg, Illinois 61442

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