Ruth M. Bommersheim (1928 - 2013)

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Ruth Bommersheim

Ruth M. Bommerscheim, 85, of Pinckneyville, Ill., passed on Thursday evening Dec. 5, 2013, at Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital, Germantown, Tenn.

Ruth was born on Jan. 30, 1928, in Pinckneyville, Ill., a daughter to William Bommerscheim and Irene, nee Hubler, Bommerscheim. After graduating from Pinckneyville High School, Ruth worked as a bookkeeper at the Pinckneyville dress factory for 17 years. From there, she went on to work as a secretary and a computer system administrator at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and at Scott AFB in Illinois for 30 years. During that time, she put her life and career on hold for almost three years to care for a nephew and three nieces after their mother died. She was much loved for her kindness and generous spirit.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Richard Bommerscheim; and three sisters, Mildred Ogilvie, Joan Miller and Lorraine Patten.

Surviving are sister, Patricia Kluempers (Harry) of Carmel, Ind.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Bruno's Catholic Church. For more information or to sign an online guest register please visit

Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, and from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville, Ill. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at St. Bruno Catholic Church in Pinckneyville, Ill., with Father Augustine Ibezimako officiating. Interment will be in St. Bruno Catholic Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Ill.

PYATT FUNERAL HOME, Pinckneyville, Ill.
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309 S Main St Pinckneyville, IL 62274
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Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 10, 2013