Ruth Fitchpatrick

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BARTONVILLE - Ruth I. Fitchpatrick, 88, of Bartonville, formerly of Canton, passed away at 1:54 p.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on today, July 11, 2014, at Clary Funeral Home, 3004 W. Lake Ave., in Peoria, with Chaplain Mary Jo Zacher officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be at St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery in Bartonville.

Ruth was born on June 28, 1926, in Sugarville, a daughter of James and Etta (Linn) Flambers. She married Wayne E. Fitchpatrick on Aug. 21, 1946. He preceded her in death on Aug. 2, 1984, in Peoria. She later married Eugene Thompson. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 2008.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, three sisters and daughter-in-law, Pamela Fitchpatrick.

She is survived by her daughters, Lorna (George) Shores of Springfield, Mo., Sue Buckley of East Peoria and Tammy (Darryl) Hoopingarner of Bartonville; sons, Danny (Debbie) Fitchpatrick of Norwood and Odis Fitchpatrick of Pekin; 20 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Ruth retired at the age of 80 in Bartonville. She loved her family dearly and was extremely dedicated to them.

Memorial contributions may be made to the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.

Ruth's memorial website and online condolences may be accessed at

Funeral Home
Clary Funeral Home
3004 West Lake Avenue Peoria, IL 61614
Funeral Home Details
Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 10 to July 11, 2014
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