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Obituary for Ruth Adelaide Moth

Ruth Adelaide Moth, 96, Pecatonica, IL died at 7:37 p.m., Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in Presence St. Anne Center, Rockford, IL after a lengthy illness.

Born May 19, 1921 in Winthrop, IA the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank and Edith (Roberts) Osborn. She was a life-long resident of Pecatonica, IL. Graduated from Pecatonica High School, Class of 1939. Married Robert Lee Moth in Pecatonica on July 6, 1945. She was a homemaker. Member of First Congregational Church in Pecatonica, Philathea Class of First Congregational Church and was a former “Pink Lady” at Rockford Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, antiques and time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include son William (Luann) Moth; daughters Jane Coogan and Susan (Brian) Sandager; grandchildren Andrew (Harini) Moth, Jill Tartaglia, Sarah (Chris) Wilder, Jesse Coogan, Angela (Danny) James, Jennifer (Rick Millard) Sandager; 12 great grandchildren; sister Helen Haughton and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother Hal Osborn and sister Jean Livingston.

Funeral ceremonies will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 23, 2017 in First Congregational Church, 633 Reed Street, Pecatonica, IL with Reverend Duane Hoffman officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:00 a.m. until time of ceremonies. Burial will be in Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery, Pecatonica, IL. McCorkle Funeral Home-Countryman Chapel, 529 Washington Street, Pecatonica, IL assisted the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to First Congregational Church at the above address.

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9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
First Congregational Church

633 Reed Street
Pecatonica, IL 61063

Funeral Ceremony




11:00 AM
First Congregational Church

633 Reed Street
Pecatonica, IL 61063

Cemetery Details


Twelve Mile Grove Cemetery

Pecatonica Rd
Pecatonica, IL 61063


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