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DeKALB – Janet Ruth Rueff, 68, of DeKalb, Ill., died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at home.
Born Nov. 7, 1944, at Community General Hospital, Sterling, the daughter of Paul and Elva (O'Hare) Weaver, Janet married Byron Wesley Rueff on April 15, 1977. She and Byron farmed in Waterman until they retired and moved to DeKalb in 2005.
Janet was a 1962 graduate of Rock Falls High School. Following graduation from Sterling Cosmetology Beauty School, she was employed at Elite Beauty School for several years. Prior to retirement, she enjoyed working part-time for more than 20 years for Fay's Pork Chop Barbeque and also served as the director of the Clinton Township Library, as she had a lifelong love of reading.
She was a devoted Methodist, having belonged to the Waterman Methodist Church for more than 30 years. She also enjoyed being a member of the DeKalb unit of the Homemakers Extension Association (HEA) for more than 30 years.
She will be remembered as a strong and honest person to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is survived by her husband, Byron; son, Steven (Niki) and grandchildren, Alyssa and Ryan, all of Davis Junction; sister, Susan (Bruce) Havener of Morrison, Colo.; many special nieces and nephews, all of whom she was very proud; and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant sister, Kay.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 1, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb, with the Rev. James Allen of Shabbona United Church of Christ officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery, DeKalb. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Janet R. Rueff Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Feb. 27, 2013
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