WILLA RUTH STRAESSER
MORTON - Willa "Ruth" Straesser, 91, of Morton, passed away Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, at her residence in Morton surrounded by her family.
Ruth was born on Jan. 17, 1926, in Bloomington, Ill., to Fred and Pauline (Mahltig) Davies. Ruth was raised by her mother and step-father, Homer Nafziger. She married Harold Straesser on Sept. 11, 1949 in Pekin. Harold preceded her in death on April 10, 1976. She was also preceded in death by her granddaughter Jennifer Scott.
Surviving are two daughters, Carol (Dave) Ehlers of Peoria, and Lori (Terry) Osborn of Creve Coeur; three grandchildren, Chris (Christy) Scott of Indianapolis, Brandi Muller, and Nick Osborn, both of Marquette Heights, Ill.; and five great grandchildren, Makayla and Makenzie Scott, and Bailey, Jenna, and Chase Muller.
Ruth worked as a Medical Records Coordinator.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Ruth was an avid basketball fan who always looked forward to cheering on the Fighting Illini.
There will be a private graveside service held for the family at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to UnityPoint Methodist Hospice.
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