Ruth Holston, beloved mother and aunt, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Ruth was born in Holmes County, Mississippi, on April 21, 1930, to the late Northern and Geneva Peppers Sr.
On January 24, 1955, Ruth married John E. Holston Jr., who preceded her in death March 10, 1989. In that union, one son John Holston III was born. Ruth worked for St. Luke’s Hospital for thirty five years, retiring in 1984. Ruth was well known for her immaculate flowers and grass which gave her great joy. She was a faithful member of St. Richard’s Catholic Church. Ruth and her husband, John, were very social people and enjoyed their travels together. More than anything Ruth enjoyed her husband and son, and getting together with relatives for barbecues and picnics. She will be dearly missed.
Ruth is survived by her son John Holston III; three sisters, Magnolia (Howard) Anderson, Henrene Edwards and Mary Carr; four brothers, Northern (Zenobia) Peppers, Frank (Lois Morrisey) Peppers, Larry Peppers, John (Janet) Peppers; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Mary Alice Brown; father-in-law and mother-in-law, John and Alberta Holston; brothers-in-law, T.J. Carr Sr. and Frank Edwards; nephews, Manuel Carr, TJ Carr Jr. and Jerry Carr.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Richard Catholic Church, 1509 Grand Ave., on Friday June 5, 2009, at noon, with Rev. Ronald J. Gramza officiating. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kinzie Avenue. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Friday from 11 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to the American Heart Association have been suggested.
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