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Ruth Tossick

Ruth Tossick

Ruth A. Tossick, age 85, of 301 N. 8th, died on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in her home. She was born on July 29, 1932 in Quincy, IL the daughter of Carl & Frances (Dittmer) Ridder. She was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and attended Quincy College. She married William H. "Bill" Tossick on April 16, 1955. He preceded her in death on April 3, 1998.

Ruth was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and the Women's City Club. She volunteered at Blessing Hospital. Ruth was devoted to her family and adored her grandchildren. Even when her grandchildren became adults, she loved to have them all pile on 'grandma's' lap. Ruth also treasured the many friendships she made in recent years at Sunset Apartments. Ruth and her wonderful sense of humor will truly be missed.

Ruth is survived by:
THREE CHILDREN: Bruce H. Tossick and his wife Cindy; Barbara Denum and her husband Patrick; and Robert J. "Bob" Tossick and his wife Linda all of Quincy.
FIVE GRANDCHILDREN: Michael Tossick; Michelle Shortridge and her husband Charlie; Laura Denum; Katheryn "Katie" Tossick; & Matthew Tossick.
TWO GREAT GRANDCHILDREN: Henry & Harris Shortridge.
ONE BROTHER: Theodore "Ted" Ridder and his wife Cindy
ONE SISTER: Marilyn Ridder.
Numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was also preceded in death by her parents, and siblings: Charles Ridder, Fran Kacynski and Catherine "Kitty" Byerly.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and at 9:30 in St. Francis Catholic Church. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Monday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the Meals on Wheels program.

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From:
Debbie Arrowsmith Miller
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. May God give you strength in the loss of your Mom. Keep your awesome Memories of her forever in your hearts.
From:
Dot Heimer
Republic, MO
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A patient many years ago. Lovely lady.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Jo) Bergman
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Barb & family sorry for your loss.
From:
Carol Klingler
Ocala, FL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss.
From:
Kay Tate
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Bruce and Cindy,

I am so sorry to hear about your mom. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Russ and Kay Tate
From:
Fred Tossick
Arnold, MO
Comments:
My condolences to the extended Tossick family.
From:
Fred Tossick
Arnold, MO
Comments:
My condolences to the extended Tossick family.
From:
Ralph & Laurie VandenBoom
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To the entire Tossick family: Ruth was a very special lady. Just thinking about all the great times that we had at the Boat Club, Island Club and the Camp. Those memories will always be with me. Your friend. Wrinkles.
From:
Marla Nunes
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Bruce, Cindy and family, sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers.
From:
Judy Graham
Port Charlotte, FL
Comments:
Bruce and Cindy and all of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. I just saw the obituary for your mom as I am in Florida for part of the winter so I am sorry I was not able to give you my sympathy earlier. Just know I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
From:
Paul Brown
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Sincerely,
Paul & Janise