Shirley M. Ruther Allen, 83


Shirley M. Ruther Allen, 83, of Palatine, formerly of Witt, died on Monday, Nov. 30, at Aperion Care Plum Grove in Palatine.

Burial will be held Friday, Dec. 4, beginning at 11 a.m. at St. Barbara’s Catholic Cemetery in Witt. Stiehl-Dawson Funeral Home in Witt is assisting the family.

Mrs. Allen was born Aug. 15, 1937, in Morris. She married James H. Ruther, Sr. on May 31, 1958, in Chicago, and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2002.

She is survived by her children, Ann Farley of Spokane, WA, James H. Ruther of Ashton and Laura (Ed) Mills of Hillsboro; grandchildren, Dr. Kelly (Dr. Chandler) Hill, Kenneth Farley, Michael Gibson and Jennifer Gibson; and great-grandchildren, Evelyn K. Hill, Clara J. Hill, Clay Gibson, Hunter Atkinson, Daxton Lutz and Madeline Olson.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Allen was preceded in death by her brother, Charles Ferry.

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