Ruth Marsh


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Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2014, 5:25 pm
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Ruth M. Marsh, 92, of Hampton, went to live with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at Sullivan-Ellis Mortuary, East Moline. Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Zion Lutheran Church, East Moline. The Rev. Gary Wright will officiate. Burial is at Zion Church Cemetery.
Ruth was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Warren County, Iowa, daughter of Frank and Lydia Nolte Moeschen. Ruth worked at the Rock Island Arsenal, where she met Bernard Marsh. They married on Dec. 20, 1944, at St. John's, East Moline, and she became a wife and stay-at-home mom. He preceded her in death in 2000.
She was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Altar Guild, Lutheran Women's Missionary League, Rock Island County Home Extension and Ladies Aid, and she was an avid Cubs Fan.
She is survived by her son, Myles Marsh, and daughter, Marlene (George) Fellows, both of Hampton; grandsons, Ben (Stacy) Fellows, Freeport, Ill., Nic Fellows, Foreston, Ill.; granddaughters, Heather Marsh, Bettendorf, Amanda (Jarred) Amato, Moline;, great-grandchildren, Natalie, Emery, Ava and Mason; and special friends, Erma Ziegler and Mary McGee. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sisters, Mable Starckovich, Eula Langebartels; and niece, Janet Bradford.
Instead of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church or Hope Creek Memory Care Center.
Condolences may be left for the family at sullivanellisltd.com.












 



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