Ruth C. Brumleve, 90, of Effingham, Illinois went home to heaven to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2018.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Effingham with burial in St. Anthony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham with a 6:30 p.m. prayer service.
Memorial donations may be given to St. Anthony Schools and the Golden Circle Nutrition Program.
Ruth was born on January 31, 1928, in Effingham, Illinois, the daughter of Leo and Lena (Haarmann) Bourgeois. They both preceded her in death. She married Francis C. Brumleve on May 22, 1948. They were married for 28 years. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1976.
Ruth was a lifelong parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church. Ruth was a phenomenal cook and baker. She spent many years working in the food service industry at St. Anthony Schools and Lakeland Nursing Center. After retirement, she continued working at other schools and restaurants. She spent several years volunteering at the Golden Circle Nutrition Program. One of the many things her friends and family will remember her for, especially her grandchildren, are her “famous” sugar cookies. Ruth enjoyed being outdoors, gardening, and playing cards. Spending time with her friends, family, her dogs, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren always brought her great pleasure.
She is survived by her daughter, Phyllis (Charles) Cox of Springfield; son, David (Marty) of Effingham; grandchildren, Jen (Kyle) Weber, Nick Cox, Danielle (Dean) Weber, Neil (Katie) Brumleve, Kayla (Jeff) Kreiling; and 13 great-grandchildren, Anna, Emma, and Evan Weber; Rachael and Nora Cox; Isaac, Eli, Stella, and Cora Weber; Will, Dru, and Leo Brumleve; and Cole Kreiling; siblings, Alyce Niccum, Ralph (Ruth) Bourgeois, and Dorothy Niebrugge; sister-in-law, Anne Bourgeois; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her infant son, John; and her siblings, Marie (Koester), Betty, Jim, George, and Norma (Lustig).
The family would like to express their gratitude to Lakeland Rehabilitation and Health Care Center for their care of Ruth over the last few years of her life.