McHENRY – Ruth L. Glowe, 74, of McHenry, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013, at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.|
Born Feb. 7, 1939, in Bucks Township, Ohio, Ruth was a 1957 graduate of Navarre High School in Navarre, Ohio. After graduating from high school, Ruth moved to Washington, D.C., where she worked as a secretary for the FBI. Later, she lived for several years in Michigan prior to living in McHenry for the past 40 years. While living in McHenry, she was employed as a dispatcher with the McHenry Police Department prior to working for 10 years as a waitress at Bimbo's until its sale in 1988.
An avid bingo player, Ruth also enjoyed calling bingo games at the Veterans of Foreign Wars with Eddie Pieroni. She loved doing puzzles, both crosswords and jigsaw puzzles. She also enjoyed traveling. A friendly person with an endearing personality, Ruth was well liked by the many people she met throughout her years in McHenry. She was a hardworking, take-charge, independent woman who overcame many obstacles throughout her lifetime. A loving mother and grandmother, she was especially attentive to remembering every grandchild's birthday with a special card adorned with her neat handwriting.
Ruth is survived by her beloved companion and best friend of 36 years, Eddie Pieroni; five daughters, Stephanie Kuhl of Ingleside, Debbie Clark of Arizona, Brenda (Kurt) Stealy of Crystal Lake, Jamie Cooper of McHenry and Janine Bauschka of San Diego; 14 grandchildren, Joshua, Kelly, Ken, Eric, Danielle, Christopher, Paige, Jacob, Andrew, Raymond, Samantha, Kristin, Megan and Scotty; nine great-grandchildren with two more on the way; and two brothers, Gary (Kay) Tucker and Randy (Jackie) Tucker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Franklin and Virgilia (Goedel) Tucker; and three grandchildren, Clifford, Jackson and Sam.
The visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday.
The chapel service will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, followed by interment at Michigan Memorial Park, Flat Rock, Mich.
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For information, call the funeral home at 815-385-2400 or visit www.justenfh.com.
Published in the Northwest Herald on Oct. 26, 2013