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Ruth Tumilty

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[August 04, 2008]  Ruth J. Tumilty, 93, of Lincoln, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at 4:50 p.m. at St. Clara's Manor.

Visitation will be from 9 until 10 a.m. Wednesday at Peasley Funeral Home in Lincoln. The rosary will be recited at 8:45 a.m.

A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Tumilty will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Holy Family Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Pham officiating.

Burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mrs. Tumilty was active in the community as a volunteer and club member.

She was born April 25, 1915, in Jerseyville. She married Frank T. Tumilty on Dec. 20, 1934, in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1988.

She is survived by one niece, five nephews, and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Mrs. Tumilty was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church; a charter member of Eagle's Auxiliary 2708, Lincoln Council 1250 Knights of Columbus Ladies' Auxiliary and Lincoln Heritage Chapter of ABWA; and a member of Zonta Club of Lincoln, Women of the Moose Chapter 1109 and Orphan's Home Rebekah Lodge 9, IOOF. She was also a member of Lincoln Elks Lodge 914 Supreme Emblem Club for many years and a 54-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

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She served as a board member and volunteer for many years at The Oasis senior center. She was also a volunteer for the Lincoln Youth Center and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital. During World War II, she served as a Gray Lady of the American Red Cross at St. Clara's Hospital in Lincoln. She was also a volunteer for many years for the Red Cross bloodmobile in Lincoln. She served as an election judge in Lincoln for many years.

She graduated from Jerseyville High School in 1934.

Memorials may be made to Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Lifeline or the Pink Shutter.

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