Ruthe Hare

Ruthe Eleanor Hare, 80, of Macomb died March 18, 2012, surrounded by family and friends.

She was born June 1, 1931, in Ipava, the daughter of Dean Forest and Ruth Graham Marshall. She married Lee Hare on Oct. 3, 1953, in Ipava. He survives.

Also surviving are four daughters, Jamie (and William) Allen of Dublin, Ohio, Pam (and Kevin) Smith of Walnut, Kimberlee (and Mike) Mareth of Homestead, Fla., and M. Jodie (and Kevin) Hare-Paynter of Fort Atkinson, Wis.; one brother, Leland R. (and Norma) Marshall of California; 18 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one grandson, Samuel Dean Stone.

She attended VIT High School and was a graduate of the 1953 class of Monmouth College. After graduating from college, she taught briefly in Kewanee, married Lee and devoted many years to raising her four girls.

In 1967, she returned to the workforce as McDonough County Extension advisor. She later joined the staff at Northwestern High School as the home economics teacher, where she stayed for 19 years.

She was involved with McDonough County Retired Teachers Association, Presbyterian Women, Morning Circle Group at Presbyterian Church in Macomb, volunteered with the local Salvation Army and was a member of the local YMCA.

A celebration of her life will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb with Reverend Dr. Kathryn Stoner-Lasala officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ipava Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to MDH Hospice Program.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 3/21/2012

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