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Ruth A. Purchase


Ruth A. Purchase, 76, Berwick Road, died suddenly Thursday, July 23, 2009 at her home.
She was born on the family farm in Warren County, to Ray and Junie (Courson) Allen. She married Raymond W. Purchase on Aug. 27, 1950, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg. He died April 13, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Ila and Ada; and six brothers, Marion, Troy, Leo, Russell, Lyle and Harley.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond G. Purchase, rural Berwick and Steven A. Purchase, Monmouth; three grandchildren, Jason Purchase, Jeremy Purchase and Stephanie Arnold; eight-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Doris Dopp, Galesburg.
She lived in Warren County near Abingdon all her life and graduated from Abingdon High School.
She worked at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, in the Admitting and Billing Department retiring Sept. 28, 1994. She loved working in her yard and just being in the outdoors.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel, with Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial  Gardens, Galesburg.
Memorials may be made to the Abingdon First Responders.
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