In Memoriam : Ruth McClerren

Ruth McClerren Ruth McClerren - age: 100
(September 27, 1917 to November 03, 2017 )
Resident of Benton, Illinois

Visitation Information:
VISITATION:
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9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017
First Christian Church
302 South Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


FUNERAL:
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10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017
First Christian Church
302 South Main Street
Benton, Illinois 62812


BURIAL:
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Ebenezer Cemetery
Saline County, Illinois

Obituary:
Mrs. Ruth McClerren, age 100, of Benton, passed away at 10:49 a.m. Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Parkview Hospital of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 10, 2017 at the First Christian Church of Benton, with Pastor Kurt Sanders officiating. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery in Saline County, Illinois. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to the funeral hour on Friday at the church.

Arrangements are with the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.

Mrs. McClerren was born on September 27, 1917 in Williamson County, Illinois, the daughter of Walter Willis and Emma (Kincheloe) Willis. She first married Lemuel L. Kimmel and he passed away in 1963. She would later marry Earl McClerren and he preceded her in death on December 13, 2001.

She was a homemaker, and had formerly worked at the Joan Claire Dress Factory of Benton. She was a member of the First Christian Church of Benton.

Surviving are nieces, Susan Prather, Lee Ann Anderson, Patti Swearinger of Peoria, IL, Jane Howard of Terre Haute, IN; nephews, Elmer Matthews of Fort Wayne, IN, Raymond Willis of Laurel, Montana, Reginald Willis and Steve Willis of Peoria, IL, and Douglas Howard of Indianapolis, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; brothers Dewey, Noah, Clifford, and Albert Willis; and a sister Opal Matthews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church Building Fund and will be accepted at the church.

To leave online condolences to the family, or to share memories of Ruth, visit www.lpfuneralhome.com