Ruth Virginia Weatherford, 98, of Litchfield, passed away on Fri., Oct. 16, 2020 at 2:50 p.m. in Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Litchfield. She was born on Jan. 22, 1922, in Macoupin County near Gillespie and Carlinville, a daughter of Murl and Virgie (Hart) Mitchell. Ruth graduated from Litchfield High School with the Class of 1939. She married George William Weatherford on July 5, 1944 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1985. Ruth was a cook with the Litchfield Community Unit School District #12 for several years. She was a member of the former Barnett Christian Church, Honey Bend Quilt Club, New Hope HEA of Montgomery County, Montgomery County Genealogical Society, and the Litchfield Senior Club as a Reporter. Ruth was well known for her quilts, often entering them into the Montgomery, Macoupin, and State fairs, winning blue ribbons from all three fairs. She enjoyed crafting and canning fruits and vegetables. Ruth was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Illini Basketball. She is survived by:
2 sons, Donald Weatherford of O’Fallon, IL
Rick (Rhonda) Weatherford of Litchfield
1 daughter, Janette (Lindell) Stephens of Owasso, OK
1 brother, Shirley Mitchell of Westminster, CA
8 grandchildren; Kendra Hutchens, Michael Weatherford, Marci (Chris) Lowery, Meghan (Eddie) Brown, Ryan (Sarah) Weatherford, Nicholas Weatherford, Ashley (Brandon) Berner and Jared Stephens.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George; 2 sons; Marvin and Dennis Weatherford.
3 sisters; Reba Reynolds, Bula Cortino and Brenda Thomas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Plummer Funeral Home in Litchfield
Burial will be in Elmwood Cemetery in Litchfield.
Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 5:00 until 7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Gateway Area Chapter Multiple Sclerosis Society, 12125Woodcrest Executive Drive Suite 320, St. Louis, MO 63141 or to the Litchfield Food Pantry
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