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Ruth Williams

May 27, 1931-October 29, 2018

ROCK ISLAND — Ruth E. “Ruthie” Williams, 87, of Rock Island, passed away peacefully, Monday Oct. 29, 2018, at Heartland Health Care Center, Moline.

Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home and Crematory, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island, with visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be at Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline. Memorials may be made to the family to be designated later.

Ruth was born May 27, 1931, in Cordova, a daughter of Scott and Elnora Hansen Craton. She graduated from Cordova High School. Ruth and Robert E. Williams were united in marriage on Jan. 23, 1956. He preceded her in death on March 25, 1995.

Ruth waitressed at the former Hunter’s Club, Rock Island, for 25 years.

She retired from Experienced Works, where she was a greeter at the unemployment office.

Her family was her greatest joy. She loved being together for family events and attending her grandchildren’s events. She will be fondly remembered as a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her favorite pastimes were reading and talking with family and friends on the phone.

Surviving are her daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Robert Heston, Rock Island, Nadine and Harold Ford, Moline, Judy Neuleib, Rock Island, and Jeanette and Al George, Prophetstown; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; sister, Shirley Redell, Geneseo; brothers-in-law, Bill Coate, Albuquerque, N.M., Kenny Edie, Cordova, and Bud (Wendy) Williams, Colona; sister-in-law, Carol Craton, Moline; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Victor Williams; son-in-law, Loren Neuleib; brother, Kenneth Craton; sisters, Metta “Dolly” Hansen, Donna Coate and Mae Edie; and brothers-in-law, Pete Redell and Lou Hansen.

Online condolences may be left for the family at wheelanpressly.com.

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