Ruth Dennison

Born: Sat., Jul. 23, 1927
Died: Tue., Apr. 11, 2017


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Sat., Apr. 15, 2017
Location: Keithsburg First Christian Church


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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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Bill and Judi Brown
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
Such a loss. She was a wonderful woman. She will be greatly missed.

nancy brown reed
   Posted Wed April 12, 2017
iam so sorry to the families god's blessing she has left us for awhile ,she will greet us all one day one by one. hugsss

Marshall & Terry Ayers
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Esther Miller
   Posted Thu April 13, 2017
Dear family so sorry for your loss of a special woman Aunt Ruth , such wonderful memories of her . Mom always spent a lot time with aunt Ruth they are talking up a storm in heaven . May out Lord comfort you and guide you threw this hard time . Lord I ask you to wrap your loving arms around the family , in Jesus name Amen . Love you auntie -- from Esther Miller

Gloria Nelson
   Posted Fri April 14, 2017
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Ruth was a good friend of our Mother and it was great for them while they were both living at Brookstone.

The daughters of Marguerite Nelson
Gloria Nelson, Donna DeKeyrel, and Rita Nelson Herbert

Jane Culbertson Wyffels
   Posted Sat April 15, 2017
Ellie, I was sorry to read about your mom's passing. However, I loved her picture! She was fun loving just like you!

Williams Family
   Posted Tue April 25, 2017
Condolences to the Dennison family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.

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