Ruth M. Thomas age 78, of Round Lake Beach, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at the Emergency Dept. of Northern Illinois Medical Center in McHenry.
Ruth was born May 4, 1930 in St. Louis, Missouri to Albert James and Viola (Worstell) Fox.
A resident of the Round Lake area for many years, Ruth lived in California for over 10 years before returning to live with her daughter in Round Lake Beach in 1999. Ruth was a homemaker for the majority of her lifetime. While in good health, one of her favorite pastimes was shopping. She loved spending time with her family, and enjoyed being a Nana and great-Nana. She was dearly loved by her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Gina (Alonzo) Salazar of Round Lake Beach; a son, Burl T. Thomas of Antioch; five grandchildren, Tim Thomas, John Thomas, Ashley (Chuck) Lennon, Jessica Salazar and Kimberly Salazar; two great grandchildren, Cassaundra and Caylinn Thomas; a sister, Wilma Dyer of California; and a brother, Ronald (Sharon) Fox of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Burl H. Thomas; a brother, William Fox, and a sister, Alfa Brookshire.
All services were private.
A private inurnment is planned in a St. Louis area cemetery.
Arrangements were entrusted to Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home, 222 N. Rosedale Court, Round Lake.
For information, call 847-546-3300. On-line condolences may be sent to the family at www.justenfh.com.