Ruth Marie Colborn

BATAVIA – Ruth Marie Colborn, 86, of Batavia passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2013, at her home. She was born Dec. 4, 1926, in Batavia, the daughter of Ted and Mary (nee Reif) Weirich. She was united in marriage to Louie Colborn on June 10, 1950.

She lived at her home on McKee Street for over 50 years. She and Louie built the house together, but Ruth made it into a home. Their door was always open for family and friends.

In her earlier years you could find her busy milking cows, slopping pigs and feeding chickens on their farm.

In her later years if she wasn't busy tending to her flowers and vegetable garden, you could find her at a garage sale with her sister, Butz.

She was much-loved and will be missed by all. Hopefully they have Hershey Kisses in Heaven.

She is survived by her two daughters, Donna Mae (Daniel) Campbell and Mary Maher; nine grandchildren, Marci (nee Campbell) Ramsey, Benjamen Campbell, Jay Maher, Kristen (nee Maher) Winslow, Casey Bridges, Bill Colborn, Karie Colborn, Kate Colborn, and T.J. Colborn; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; her sister, Bernice (Frank) Monteleone; and her brother, Clarence (Jacqueline) Weirich.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Louie Colborn; her son, Ted Colborn; her sisters, Catherine Gough and Gen Tintinger; and her brothers, Ray and Bill Weirich. ?
Visitation will be held from 2 until 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at Moss Family Funeral Home, 209 S. Batavia Ave. (Route 31) in Batavia.

Funeral services will begin with prayers from the funeral home at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, before proceeding to Holy Cross Catholic Church, 2300 W. Main St. in Batavia to celebrate the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Geneva.

For information, contact Moss Family Funeral Home at 630-879-7900 or

Funeral Home

Moss Family Funeral Home
209 South Batavia Avenue Batavia, IL 60510
(630) 879-7900
Published in Kane County Chronicle on Jan. 16, 2013