Elaine Ruschmeyer, 70, of Pekin peacefully passed away at 7:18 p.m. Wednesday April 13th 2011 at her home.
Born July 3rd 1940 in Troy, MO to Vivian and Cliffton Jemes; she married James Ruschmeyer December 6th 1958.
Elaine enjoyed being around family and friends and helping others.
She enjoyed crocheting and was an avid collector of stuffed bears.
Elaine was a wonderful mother and grandmother and will be greatly missed by all.
Surviving are one son and daughter-in-law, Jim and Kathy Ruschmeyer of Fort Wayne, IN, daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Mick Mayberry of Cartersville, GA, daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Bryan Smith of South Pekin and her three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and husband Jim.
Private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the National Kidney Foundation of Illinois, 215 West Illinois, Suite 1C, Chicago, IL 60654.