Ruth Marie Ausmus

Ruth Marie Ausmus, 88, of Quincy died at 8:25 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Blessing Hospital in Quincy.

She was born July 10, 1914, in Fulton County, a daughter of William and Margaret Ellen Ruth Miller. She married Harry W. Ausmus on Dec. 24, 1943, in Astoria. He died Jan. 2, 1982.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Miller; and one sister, Frances Dennen.

Surviving are one son, William Harry (and Deborah) of Clayton; four daughters, Wilma Sigler of Quincy, Diana (and Donald) Coles of St. Louis, Norma (and Daniel) Bergmann of Paris, Mo., and Erma (and Donald) Brown of Quincy; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She and her husband were longtime residents of Clayton where he farmed.

She was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene.

Services were held March 10 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Frye officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene or to the Gideon Bible Society.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/26/2003

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