RUTH B. 'BABE' KEATING, 85 CHERRY VALLEY - Ruth B. "Babe" Keating, 85, of Cherry Valley passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at her home, with her family at her side. She was born April 6, 1928, in Belvidere; the daughter of William and Grace (Pageloff) Peterson. She attended Belvidere High School. Married William J. Keating November 10, 1950, in Rockford. A member of St. James Catholic Church, Belvidere. Babe was a member of the Red Hat Society. She was an avid bowler and enjoyed watching and feeding her birds at home, but most of all she loved to take care of her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, William J. Keating; sons, Mike (Debby) Keating, Dave (Wendy) Keating, both of Belvidere; daughter, Christine (Michael) Faith, Belvidere; grandchildren, Matthew Keating, Michelle (Rick) Lawrence, Amiee and Meghan Faith, Alysha Keating; great-grandchildren, Emily and Evan Keating, Levi and Hannah Lawrence, Janessa and Blaine Gray. Preceded in death by her parents; brother, Percy "Pete" Peterson; sister, Josephine Glee. Services and interment are private. Everyone is invited to join the family for a Memorial Luncheon at 1 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at John Hugo Kaiser VFW Post #1461 in Belvidere. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Belvidere Food Pantry. Condolences to belviderefh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from July 27 to July 28, 2013