Ruth C. Peters
Ruth C. Peters, age 88, of Quincy, formerly of Hull, IL, died on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on December 29, 1930 in Quincy, the daughter of Joseph and Rose (Vonderheide) Schutte. She married John J. "Jack" Peters on November 3, 1951 in St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on September 20, 2000.
Ruth was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church where she was part of the Blanket Project for the Ladies of Charity. She was a former long-time member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church of Barry, IL
As a farmer's wife, Ruth enjoyed being a homemaker, cooking, sewing and gardening. Spending time with family was important to her. She was also a former member of the Home Extension in Pike County.
Ruth is survived by:
FIVE CHILDREN: Barbara Miller of Barry, IL; Carol McCallister and her husband Allen, of Des Moines, IA; Mark Peters and his fiancé Karen Baker of Springfield, IL; John Peters and his wife Betty of Payson, IL; and Robert Peters and his wife Alona of Plainville, IL. DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, Pam Peters of Payson, IL.
20 GRANDCHILDREN: Jennifer Brown and her husband Stan, Jeremy Miller;
Emily Miller; Amy Grammer and her husband Robert; James Barnett and his wife Ashley; Carrie Peters, Craig Peters and his wife Sherry; Jeffrey Peters; Angela Woodford and her husband Matt; Katelyn Peters and her fiancé Justin Hall; Kimberly McCallister; Megan White and her husband Ben; Laura Peters, Travis Peters, Matthew Peters and his wife Melissa; Beth Peters; Mary Christner and her husband Dillon; Aaron Peters, Tim Peters and Anna Peters.
18 Great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.
In addition to her husband and parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by a son, Thomas J. Peters, and 3 siblings: George Schutte, Dolores Schutte and Dorothy Kelch.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Wednesday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Anthony Catholic Church, the Sunset Home or to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
- We are so sorry to hear about Aunt Ruth's passing. It brings back great memories of our many visits to your farm in Hull when we were kids and all the running around we would do in the barn, yard and down the path next to the levee. Aunt Ruth was always so kind and thoughtful to us and would tell great stories about when she and mom (Dorothy) were growing up. It is truly a sad day. God bless all of you during this sorrowful time.
- My friend Ruth u will be missed my friend glad I got the chance to take care of u
Mike and Theresa Roegge
- John, Robert and families- so sad to hear about your mother. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.