Ruth DePaepe


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Posted Online: April 10, 2013, 6:15 pm
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Ruth DePaepe, 83, of East Moline, died Monday, April 8, 2013, at Hope Creek Care Center in East Moline.
Memorial visitation will be 10 a.m. to noon Monday, April 15, at Schroder Mortuary in Silvis.
She was born Oct. 27, 1929, in Rock Island, to Ernest and Florence Mae Scott Donaway. She married Fred DePaepe on May 11, 1953. He passed away Dec. 7, 1981.
She enjoyed bowling with her league, playing cards and ceramics.
Survivors include her daughter, Susan (Todd) Obert, Pensacola, Fla.; sons, Terry (Clara) DePaepe, Rock Island, Ronald (Thelma) DePaepe, Moline, and Thomas (Kelly) DePaepe, Cambridge; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, Lorraine (Robert) Dowdal, Colona; and brother, Ernest (Gina) Donaway, Rock Island.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Delores Elliott.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at schrodermortuary.com.












 



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