Ruth Wheeler
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Ruth Mathis Wheeler, 95, of Orland Park, formerly of the New Columbia area and Paducah, passed away Wednesday, March 20, 2013, following a short illness.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Sourek & Sons Funeral Home, located at 5645 W. 35th St. in Cicero. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

Born in New Columbia in 1917. Ruth’s parents and sister were killed in the New Columbia Tornado of May 9, 1927. Ruth and her brother were blown into a hollow tree. Loren died in World War II in 1944.

She was a loving mom to Sandra Wheeler (E. Peter) Pawlowski and the late Elaine Linse Bauer; dear grandmother of Brian L. Linse of California, Amy (James) Sarsfield, Erik (Genevieve) Bauer of Massachusetts; and great-grandmother of Amanda, Isabel and Justin Sarsfield.

She was the beloved wife of late John D.; the devoted daughter of the late Martin Leston and the late Nell Evans; and the fond sister of the late Marion and late Loren L.

Visitation will be held Friday from 3-9 p.m at the funeral home.

—Paid Obituary—
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