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Ruth Ann Pfefferkorn

January 3, 1949 — February 9, 2022

Ruth A. Pfefferkorn, age 73, of Marion, Illinois, passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Deaconess Midtown Hospital in Evansville, Indiana.

Ruth was born January 03, 1949 in Kelso, Missouri, the daughter of Oscar and Freda (Blackwell) Pfefferkorn. She married Roger Magruder and together they raised two children. Ruth was raised in the Catholic Faith and graduated Our Lady of Fatima High School in Florissant, MO. She moved to Southern Illinois in 1978 and was employed at Blue Cross Blue Shield - WPS as a Claims Adjuster, retiring in 2011. She enjoyed watching movies, cross stitch, crochet, and she loved her grandchildren and her animals. .

She is survived by two children, Michael K. (Denetta) Magruder of West Frankfort, IL and Jessica L. (Ryan) Pedigo of Benton, IL; six grandchildren, Alexzandra Morris, Rylee Pedigo, Remington Pedigo, Austin Smith, Jacob Colyer, and Dr. Kolton (Holly) Pedigo; one great-grandchild, Mason Morris; her nieces and their children and her former husband Roger Magruder of Owensboro, KY. She is preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Freda Pfefferkorn and two siblings, Louis Pfefferkorn and Sandra Pfefferkorn.

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Rightway Animal Shelter and will be accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.



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