ORLAND PARK, Ill. — Ruth Wheeler nee, Mathis, age 95, of Orland Park, Ill., passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, following a short illness.
Born in New Columbia, Ill., in 1917. Beloved wife of the late John D. Loving, mom to Sandra Wheeler (E. Peter) Pawlowski and the late Elaine Linse Bauer. Dear grandmother of Brian L. Linse of California, Amy (James) Sarsfield, Erik (Genevieve) Bauer of Massachusetts. Great-grandmother of Amanda, Isabel and Justin Sarsfield. Devoted daughter of late Martin Leston and late Nell Evans. Fond sister of late Marion and late Loren L.
Ruth was a former resident of Paducah, Kentucky. Ruth’s parents and sister were killed in the New Columbia tornado of May 9, 1927. Ruth and her brother were blown into a hollow tree. Loren died in World War II in 1944.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Sourek & Sons Funeral Home, 5645 W 35th St., Cicero. Interment in Resurrection Cemetery.
Visitation is Friday, March 29, 2013, from 3 to 9 p.m.
For information call 708-652-6661 or visit www.SourekFuneralHome.com