Ruth C. Troutman Travelstead, 104, formerly of Marion, passed away at 8:35 pm on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at McLean County Nursing Home in Normal.
Ruth was born June 23, 1912 in Spillertown to Napoleon and Mary Lula (Atwood) Cushman. She married John Donald Troutman in Marion in 1936. He passed away in September, 1958. She later married James Fred Travelstead in 1965, he passed away in 1984.
She was a good Christian woman who loved reading her Bible and reciting poems. She was loved by everyone who knew her.
Survivors include her two sons – D.C. Troutman and wife Nita of Towanda, Ron Troutman and wife Revann of Sugar Grove. Two step-sons – Mike Travelstead and wife Dixie of DuQuoin and Jim Travelstead of San Antonia, Texas. Five grandchildren – Keith (Lisa)Troutman of Bloomington, Kevin Troutman of Towanda, Kristi (Richie) Rendleman of LaGrange, Georgia, Rocky (Angie) Troutman of Hinkley, Darla (Tom) Mason of Sugar Grove, fourteen great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren. Ten step-grandchildren including Tiffany Travelstead Croxton(Adam) of New York and Tyson Travelstead of New Mexico and six step great grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her Parents, first husband – John Donald Troutman, second husband – James Fred Travelstead, son – Kermit C. Troutman, step-son – Bob Travelstead and two baby sisters.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at McLean County Nursing home for the good care they have given her over the past 10 years.
Funeral services will be Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 3 pm Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Keith Owens officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to Spillertown Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959.