Peoria-Ruth Louise (Turunen) Bevier, 77, was born August 19, 1934, in Pelkie, Michigan, and passed away Saturday, June 16, 2012 in Peoria, IL. She is survived by one daughter, Lisa Anne Groff, son-in-law-, John Groff and grandsons, Justin and Kellar Groff, all of Peoria. Also surviving are two sisters, Edith Moberg of Baraga, Michigan and Beatrice (William) Prewitt of Chico, California and one brother, Rueben(Evelyn) Turunen of Pelkie, Michigan. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty years, Donald James Bevier, her parents, Matti and Hilja (Lappala) Turunen, sisters, Martha, Aili, Eleanor, Syl, and Eva, and brothers, Reino, Ralph, and Bruno. A private memorial will be held with burial at Calvary Cemetery in Memphis, TN. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital Wright and Salmon Mortuary is in charge of local arrangements.