M. Corinne Ruch


Died: July 27, 2013
PEKIN ~ M. Corinne Ruch, 85, of Pekin passed away at 3:35 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria.;Born January 19, 1928 in Springfield to John and Margaret (Pierce) Wetterau, she married Stuart Ruch, Jr. on August 30, 1947 in Springfield. He survives.;Also surviving are three daughters, Peggie (Alfred) Rossi of Hopedale, Corinne (James) Smith of Peoria, and Elizabeth (Michael) O’Neill of Centralia, two sons, John (Kathie) Ruch of Atlanta, Georgia and Rodney (Susan) Ruch of Chattanooga, Tennessee, eighteen grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.;She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Margaret Cain.;A homemaker, Corinne raised orchids and enjoyed sewing, knitting, and cooking. She loved raising her kids and spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Corinne loved her dachshunds, Agnes and Minnie.;She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Morton.;Her funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 225 East Greenwood, Morton, where visitation will be held from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Father Mark DeSutter will be the celebrant. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield.;Arrangements are by Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.;Memorial contributions may be made to the Hopedale Medical Foundation, Attn: Endowments, Box 267, Hopedale, IL 61747-0267.;To express condolences online, visit

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