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PEKIN ~ Ruth J. Moore, 85, of North Pekin, passed away at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Reflections Memory Care in Pekin.

Born October 15, 1932 in Kilbourne to Everett R. and Sarah F. (Tackman) Whitley, she married Donald F. Moore on July 30, 1949 in North Pekin.  He passed away March 8, 1997.  She also was preceded in death by her parents; and two sisters.

Surviving are one son, Ricky Moore of East Peoria; two daughters, Janet (James) Rollins of Pekin and Debra Golder of Germantown Hills; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; one sister, Lowenda Wubben of Manito; and one brother, Gail Whitley of South Pekin.

Ruth had worked in the cafeteria for North Pekin-Marquette Heights School District #102 for 10 years.  She and her husband had also taught both ballroom and country dancing for twenty seven years with their group, Some Moore Dancers Club.

She had been a member of the Pekin Women of the Moose Chapter 673 and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.  Pastor Heather Robertson will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will follow in Glendale Memorial Gardens in Pekin.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, Central Illinois Chapter, 614 W. Glen Ave. Peoria, IL 61614.

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