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 Ruth S. <I>Mathre</I> Kirkhus

Ruth S. Mathre Kirkhus

Newark, Kendall County, Illinois, USA
Death 19 Nov 2010 (aged 92)
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Burial Leland, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 62214015 · View Source
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PEORIA, IL - Ruth S. Kirkhus, 92, of Peoria died at 1:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, at Rosewood Nursing Home in Peoria.

Born June 11, 1918, in Newark, Ill., to Severin and Edna Severson Mathre, she married Harold P. Kirkhus on June 25, 1936, in Newark. He preceded her in death in Peoria in 1995.

Ruth's relationship with God began at an early age and sustained her throughout her whole life. Her music was a gift that she used in the service of her faith. She was the organist at Salem Lutheran Church for many years. She also worked for Peoria School District 150 for 19 years, retiring in 1973.

Ruth is survived by four children, her son, John (Barbara) Kirkhus of Salt Point, N.Y.; and three daughters, Mary Jane (Jerrold) Hinshaw of Dunlap, Sue (Christian) Swanson of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Karen (Fred) Mason of Greenland, N.H.; as well as 11 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren. One brother, Howard (Corinne) Mathre; and a sister-in-law, Eloise (Sherman) Mathre also survive her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Mildred Scott; and two brothers, Orville and Sherman Mathre.

Published in Peoria Journal Star on November 20, 2010

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 62214015
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ruth S. Mathre Kirkhus (11 Jun 1918–19 Nov 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 62214015, citing Baker Cemetery, Leland, LaSalle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) .