Ruth V. Washburn, 97 of Springfield formerly of Pana, IL passed away on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Heritage Health Center in Springfield, IL. She was born on August 23, 1921 in Pana, IL. She married Zenith Washburn in 1977 and he preceded her in death. Ruth worked as Sangamon Card factory and later a homemaker.
She is survived by her Son: Mike (Kay) Medley of Pana, IL; Daughter: Marian Reynolds of Springfield, IL; Grandchildren: Peggy (Kerry) Nordhoff of Rochester, IL; Connie Aichele of Washington State, James Reynolds of Springfield, IL; Sally (Mike) Imperio of Virginia, Stephanie (Rob) Medley-Rath of Indiana, Lindsey (Donnie) Medley-Debirum of Florida; Eighteen Great-Grandchildren; Twenty three Great-Great-Grandchildren; Step-Children: Lloyd (Bea) Washburn of Morrisonville, IL; Penny Osborn, Sharry, Sarah and Several step-grandchildren and step-Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Grandson Jeffery Reynolds and Step-daughter Cherry Fines.  
Private family graveside services will be held in Calvary Cemetery in Pana.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle Chicago, IL 60674 or to the American Cancer Society P.O. Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123.
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. 
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