Evelyn Ruch

Posted Online: Dec. 09, 2012, 7:00 pm
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Evelyn Frances Ruch, 85, Bettendorf, died Dec. 8, 2012.

A service is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at McGinnis-Chambers, Bettendorf.

Survivors include children, Gerald (Alison), Robert (Sue) and Thomas Taylor, Karen (Mike) Gurke, Janet (Jerry) Welvaert and Cheryl Mumford; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four stepchildren; and one sister.

She was preceded in death by husbands, William J. Taylor and Paul Ruch; and one son, William.

Condolences may be left at www.mcginnis-chambers.com.


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