Ruth W. Hayward, 94, of McNabb passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois.
Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel, Granville, IL.
Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2022 at Immanuel Lutheran Church (County Line). Chaplain Kent Terry will officiate. Burial will be in Granville Cemetery, Granville, Illinois.
Additional visitation will be from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the church.
Ruth was born on December 8, 1927 in Mt. Vernon, New York to John and Ruth (Baxter) Kellerman.
Ruth devoted her married life to farm living. She was a life long member of Immanuel Lutheran Church (County Line) and was a Sunday School teacher for 37 years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary at the church and the Red Hatter’s Club. She was young at heart, enjoyed time spent with her family, shopping, winning at Rummy, and traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 11 siblings, and husbands Ralph Dippel (1977), and Kirby Hayward (2005).
Survivors include one son, Jack (Lori) Dippel of McNabb; two grandchildren, Jared (Beckie) Dippel and Jonelle Dippel; four great grandchildren, Jayden, Michaela, Addison, and Jacob; special niece, JoAnn Shams and her Dubai family; three sisters-in-laws and step granddaughter, Jennifer (Rey) Rojas and two step great grandchildren, Reed and Rylan.
Ruth treasured life and held onto it with grit, grace, and joy. Always living life to the fullest.
Contributions may be made to Shriner’s Hospital, Immanuel Lutheran Church (County Line), Putnam County Community Center or donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to her family at www.dcfunerals.com
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