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PEORIA - Ruby Marie Zessin, 88, of Peoria, Ill., formerly of Trivoli, Ill., passed away at 12:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at UnityPoint Health-Methodist in Peoria.

She was born July 3, 1926, in Peoria to Clyde and Grace (Brooks) Garrison. Ruby married Harold R. Zessin on March 18, 1944, in Fairview. He survives, along with their daughter, Marjorie Musgrave of Peoria; two grandchildren, Suzanne (Doug) Mendyke of Wheatfield, Ind., and Michael (Laura) Rakers of Vernon Hills; three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Kristen and Megan; two stepgreat-grandsons, Tyler and Trent; and one stepgreat-great-granddaughter, Addison.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Pearl.

Ruby was a member of Zion Penn Ridge Church in rural Trivoli.

She sold Avon products and enjoyed quilting, sewing and crafts.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 18, at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, where visitation will be today from 6 to 8 p.m. The Rev. Gary Schmidt will officiate. Burial will be in Penn Ridge Cemetery in rural Trivoli.

Memorials may be made to the Logan-Trivoli Fire Protection District.

To view Ruby's memorial DVD and submit online condolences to the family, please visit www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com.


Published in Peoria Journal Star from July 16 to July 17, 2014
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