Catherine Ruark

Catherine RuarkCatherine L. Ruark, 57, of Canton died at 10:47 p.m. May 19, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

She was born Sept. 6, 1959, in Havana, a daughter of Raymond and Nancy Burgess Howell. She married Richard Ruark on Feb. 28, 1976, in Table Grove. He survives.

Also surviving are six children, Richard, Jason, Billy Joe, Wesley, Chad (and Anna) and Curtis (and Charlotte) Ruark, all of Canton; three sisters, Laura Howell, Angie (and Kevin) Grigsby and Crystal (and Carl) Parrish, all of Lewistown; and six grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one grandchild.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time. Cremation rites have been accorded through Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton.

Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army or to the family.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 5/24/2017


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