Ruth A. Purchase
ABINGDON-Ruth A. Purchase, 76, 1651 Berwick Road, died suddenly Thursday, June 23, 2009, at her home.
Ruth was born on the family farm in Warren County, the daughter of Ray and Junie (Courson) Allen. She married Raymond W. Purchase Aug. 27, 1950, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg. He preceded her in death April 13, 2006.
She is survived by two sons, Raymond G. Purchase, rural route Berwick, and Steven A. Purchase, Monmouth; three grandchildren, Jason Purchase, Jeremy Purchase and Stephanie Arnold; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Doris Dopp, rural route Galesburg.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters Ila and Ada; and six brothers, Marion, Troy, Leo, Russell, Lyle and Harley.
Ruth had lived in Warren County near Abingdon all of her life. She graduated from Abingdon High School.
She worked in the admitting and billing Department of OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg retiring Sept. 28, 1994.
She loved working in her yard and just being in the outdoors.
Services were held Tuesday, July 28, 2009, in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Abingdon Chapel with Mrs. Eleanor Landon officiating.
Burial was in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Galesburg.
Memorials in Ruth’s honor may be made to the Abingdon First Responders.
Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.