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Ruthee Myers

Sep 16th, 1941 - Dec 10th, 2019

Memorial Ceremony: 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2019, at Bethlehem Christian Church

Memorial Visitation: 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church on Monday

Burial: Elmwood Cemetery

 

     Evelyn Ruth “Ruthee” Myers, age 78, of Flora, Illinois, passed away Tuesday night, December 10, 2019, at her home.

     Ruthee was born September 16, 1941, in Golden Gate, Illinois, the daughter of John and Mildred (Gaddis) Bowman.  She married Richard Lewis Myers on February 9, 1960, at the Iuka Methodist Church.  Richard preceded her in death on October 22, 1995.

     She grew up in Iuka, and following marriage she and Richard moved to Cowden where she cared for her home and family.  They later moved to Flora and Ruthee went to work for IGA, and later began a career at Flora Bank & Trust where she was promoted to head teller.  She enjoyed bowling with the bank team, took an interest in watching football, and was a member of Bethlehem Christian Church.  Ruthee loved spending time with her family and those she cared for.

     Ruthee is survived by 2 daughters: Lisa (Randy) Hargis of Flora and Christy (Dennis) Uphold of Kinmundy; 4 grandchildren: Matthew (Mandy) Hargis of Flora, Nathan Hargis of Xenia, Shanna (Tyler) Ambuehl of Dieterich, and Seth Uphold of Kinmundy; 7 great-grandchildren: Shanda, Drake, Jack, Josie, Jasper, Christian, and Jenna; and 2 great-great-grandchildren: Carter and Haidyn; a brother: Chuck Bowman of Humble, Texas; a sister: Donna Sue (Leo) Witter of Mill Shoals; 2 sisters-in-law: Mary Helen (the late Bud) Hollenkamp of Salem and Sonnie (the late Donald) Myers of Naples, Florida; as well as many nieces and nephews.

     She was preceded in death by her parents and a special aunt in Ruthee’s life following her mother’s death: Mary Holstlaw; her husband: Richard; 6 siblings: Donald Bowman, Jack Bowman, Bobby Bowman, Mary Lou Wall, Pat Hay, and Leroy Bowman; and her companion: Dick Stanford.

     A memorial ceremony will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, December 16, 2019, at Bethlehem Christian Church with Mark Luzadder officiating.  Burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Flora will follow the memorial ceremony.  A memorial visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the church on Monday.  Arrangements are in the care of Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora.  Memorial donations are suggested to the Bethlehem Christian Church Youth Fund.  To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com

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Nancy Dehart

December 11th

So very sorry for your loss.

Terri Glaspy Evans

December 11th

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. I always loved her laugh and that infectious smile. Prayers to your family .

Brenda Rinehart

December 12th

RIP Ruthee. Grateful for our friendship.

Steve and Nancy Mink

December 12th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Barb Bright

December 11th

Lisa & Family So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers in the coming days.

Doug and Nancy Mills

December 11th

So sorry for your loss Lisa.

Bev Britton

December 12th

So sorry for your loss Christy. Prayers for you & your family.

Sharon and Mike Gray

December 12th

We knew Ruther for many years as our daughters were the same age as her daughters. Ruthee and I worked together at IGA for many years and she taught me how to knit one night at work when we had a slow night. Sorry for your loss prayers for all the family. Blessings.

Sandy Smith

December 12th

Prayers being lifted for all of Ruthee's family.

Mike and Kayla Anderson

December 12th

So sorry to hear the passing of your Mother. Keeping everyone in our prayers.

BRAD and DEBBIE Harris

December 12th

Lisa and RANDY: we are sure leeping you in our prayers. DEB talked a lot about how dedicated you were at taking care of your Mom. May GOD bring HIS Hope, Joy, And Peace as you face the next few days and really the rest of your lives without her. GOD BLESS YOU Brad and Debbie

Barbara Collins

December 12th

So sorry, Lisa, your Mother was such a sweet lady.

Darrell Wyman

December 12th

Sorry for your loss Lisa

Lynne and Fred Gocey

December 12th

So very sorry to read this. Ruthie was a nice lady and kept the bank going for many years. I hated to see her retire. She was the best.

wanda gish

December 12th

Such a sweet and nice lady, she brightened up the world and will sure leave a big empty spot , will be missed by so many. s

Debbie King Casell

December 12th

Dear Lisa and family, I was so sorry to hear the news of your mom's passing. I was trying to think back of the many many years that I have known her and I can't think of one single time that I ever saw her without a smile. Such a pretty and sweet lady she was. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Janice Cook

December 12th

Heaven has gained an angel...I sure will miss her smile...

Sheila Greenwood

December 12th

Christy, So sorry to hear about your Mom. What a special lady! I have such fond memories of her while we were growing up. She was always so kind and always had a smile. Hugs to you, Lisa and your families. Love you!

John Hutchens

December 12th

My condolences to the family on their loss. It’s never easy to loose a loved one as we know.

Bud & Linda Martin

December 12th

Our deepest sympathy to all. Prayers for you during this difficult time.

Don, Jane and Darren Delaney

December 12th

So sorry for your loss Lisa and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these troubled times.

Randy and Lori Poole

December 12th

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May you find peace and comfort in all the beautiful memories!

David & Diane Hemphill

December 12th

So sorry. She was a very classy woman.

Greg and Barb Schafer

December 12th

So sorry for your loss Lisa. Your mom always had a smile and was a very kind and caring person.

Joann Stanford

December 12th

Dear Family, please accept my sincere sympathy.

Carolyn Matchett

December 16th

So sorry for your loss, Love and Prayers for you and the family.

Terry Igert

December 13th

I'm so sorry to hear about Ruthie! Praying for you all!!

Charlie and Patty Peters

December 13th

Our prayers are with you.

Larry Kramer

December 13th

A friend. Ruthee was a fine, loyal and dedicated employee. Further, her heart was always giving to friends and especially to family. It is too soon. God bless and keep her.

Larry and Sharon Greenwood

December 13th

Sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you at this difficult time!

Richard Gordon

December 13th

Always enjoyed working with Ruthie at the IGA,very nice lady!

Michele Nally

December 13th

Donna, We were so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Please know you and your family are in our prayers.

Debbie Doud and Bud

December 24th

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Ruthie many years ago at IGA. She was a treasure.

 

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