Ruth Ann Junkerman, age 73, of Quincy, died on Friday, August 23, 2019, at 2:24 pm in her home.
Ruth was born July 24, 1946 in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Marion and Minnie Minnerly Junkerman.
Ruth was a graduate of Quincy High School and attended Gem City Business College. She was employed for 42 years as the salad maker at the Patio Restaurant, and she was a dedicated school crossing guard for the Quincy Public Schools for 41 years. Ruth was a former member of Luther Memorial Church and was passionate about volunteering at the Luther Memorial Food Pantry. She was an active member of Hope Lutheran Church and enjoyed being a Sunday greeter with her daughter, Lisa.
She enjoyed the beauty of flowers. As a cancer survivor, Ruth liked to attend Blessing's Butterfly Moments to release butterflies in memory of those who had lost their battles with cancer.
Ruth loved her family and spending time with her grandsons.
Survivors include her daughter, Lisa (Roy Putnam) Morrell of Quincy; four grandchildren, Mike Morrell, Delaun (Stephanie) Elliott, Jason Putnam, and Phil (Kara) Putnam, all of Quincy; two great-grandchildren, Parker and Myles Putnam; a sister, Mary Junkerman of Quincy; a sister-in-law, Nancy (Bob) Zanger of Quincy; several nieces and nephews; and her very best friend, Linda Hendricks of Quincy.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Wanda Marhsall and Oneta Webster, and two brothers, Dewayne and Bill Junkerman.
Services: 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at Hope Lutheran Church, with Pastor Scott Mikkelson officiating.
Burial: Greenmount Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois
Visitation: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Tuesday August 27, 2019 at the Hansen-Spear Funeral Home
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to Hope Lutheran Church, the Luther Memorial Food Pantry, the Blessing Cancer Center, or the family for funeral expenses.
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
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Lisa, your mom and I worked together at the patio in the early 70's. She was a super nice lady. Always worked hard. We remained friends and she would ask for me at menards and we talked and a hug!! I thought a lot of your mother.
Lisa, I remember you from little girl. I worked with ruthie in early 70's at patio. Your mother was remarkable. I would see her and we would hug. I always thought a lot of her she was hard working and thoughtful of others. Annie Brown
I'm so sorry for your great loss Lisa and Mike. Mrs. Junkerman was a faithful worker and loved her family very much. She was a familiar face around Irving School when Mike was attending there. You are in my prayers. Sincerely, Vicki Biswell
Sorry for your loss Lisa she was a good woman
Prayers to you n your family ♡♡♡♡
We are all so very sorry for your loss. Ruth was such a kind person who will be sorely missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
So sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family during this difficult time. We remember you and your mom when we lived on South 4th Street.
Ruthie was a very active person in the community she always thought of others She will be greatly missed by Family and Friends. Susan Mcfarland and Family
I first met Ruthie in 1954. She was a sweet girl who grew into a sweet woman. I worked with her at the Patio. I’ve always admired her work ethic and her values. She will be missed.
Lisa, I’m so sorry for your loss. Always remember the happy times that you had together.
Lisa...so sorry for lost of your mother you and her had a very special bond. Sending my love and prayers. Mary Reiter
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