Ruth Lucille Strumpfer, 91, of Taylorville, IL died at 2:20 am Thursday, October 30, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

She was born March 14, 1922 in Taylorville, IL the daughter of George M. and Ella Kinnett Muffick.  On July 28, 1942 she married Stephen Strumpfer in St. Louis, MO.  He preceded her in death on August 28, 1977.  Mr. Strumpfer was a member of First Baptist Church in Taylorville, and was a member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary, Eagle’s Auxiliary, and the Christian County Home Extension.  She had been employed by St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in the Dietary Department, retiring in 1984 and she later worked part time at Meadow Manor Nursing Home.

Surviving are her Sons: William Albert Strumpfer and Lennard Strumpfer both of Taylorville. 4 Grandchldren: Jennifer Strumpfer, Jessica Strumpfer, Dawn Strumpfer, Dawn Willis, and Annette Wilson. Four Great Grandchildren, and there are several Nieces and Nephews also survive.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 Brothers: William Knazavich and Ernest Knazavich, and 4 sisters: Mary Deavers, Betty Perona, Martha Bertock, and Kathleen Burch.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, November 7, 2013 at McClure Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Robinson officiating.  Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 10:00 am until time of service in the Funeral Home on Thursday.

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