Ruth Mitton


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Posted Online: Jan. 17, 2013, 5:20 pm
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Ruth P. Mitton, 85, of Moline, died at 10:15 a.m. Jan. 17, 2013.
At her request, there will be no services or visitation. Burial will be at Rock Island National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. Schroder Mortuary, Silvis, is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Golden was born Nov. 28, 1927, in Dubuque, Iowa, to Sherman and Blanche Letich Golden. She married Ralph Everist in 1948. She married Richard L. Mitton on Jan. 4, 1969.
She was a 60-year member of the United Methodist Church in Galena. She enjoyed genealogy and travel.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard; her parents; and her brother, Dr. William Golden. She is survived by five sons, Matthew (Sue) Everist, Apopka, Fla., Mark, Blake and John Everist, Springfield, Ill., and Todd (Brenda) Mitton, Kearney, Mo.












 



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