Ruth M. Pepp, 81, of Boonville, passed away at her home, surrounded by loving family on Saturday morning, March 26, 2016.
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Visitation for Ruth will be held at First Baptist Church in Boonville from 4-8 p.m. on Tuesday evening, March 29, 2016. Funeral services will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 30 at 10 a.m. with Pastors Scott Paris and Timothy Keene officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Ruth May Pepp was born Feb. 19, 1935 in Chicago Ill. the daughter of Ival George Fairbanks and Pearl Hoagland Fairbanks. Ruth married the love of her life, Charles Pepp in Chicago, March 5, 1955 and they are the parents of seven children. Ruth was a loving mother, wife and grandmother who treasured time with family. She knew no strangers and was loved and admired by all who knew her. Ruth was a very supportive wife and partner to her husband who was a Deputy Chief with the Chicago Police Department. After retiring they spent 15 years in Colorado then moved to Boonville in 2001 to be closer to family.
Ruth's life was forever changed when she accepted Jesus Christ as her Savior. She devoted the rest of her life to living out her faith.
Ruth was preceded in death by her daughters, Karen and Mary Pepp; her sister, Charlene Shockley along with two brothers, George and Carl Fairbanks. She is survived by her husband Charles of 61 years, her children: Sharon (Mike) Kirk of Bayfield Colo.; Cynthia (Jeff) Griffin, Freeland, Mich.; Michele (Jeff) Miller, Schaumburg, Ill.; Joseph (Susie) Pepp, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Laura (Gary) Hanes of Trenton, Mo. She leaves an empty place in the hearts of her 25 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her two brothers Ken Fairbanks of Marco Island, Fla. and Phil Rose of Hemet, Calif.
Memorials are suggested to Harvest House of Boonville or the Gideon's.
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Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2016