Bloomington - Ruth Ann Marseilles, 77, of Bloomington passed away at 6:10 a.m. on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at her residence.
A private family interment will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens in Bloomington. A Celebration of Life will be at East White Oak Bible Church in Carlock on Monday April 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Larry Van Gundy officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to East White Oak Missions Fund 11922 E 2000 North Rd, Carlock, IL 61725 . Kibler-Brady-Ruestman Memorial Home in Bloomington is assisting the family with arrangements.
Ruth Ann was born on January 13, 1941 in Henry, Illinois, a daughter to Walter Verne and Ruth Hogan Akright. She married Charles ‘Chuck' G. Marseilles, Sr. on September 12, 1965 in Henry.
Surviving is her husband Chuck Marseilles, Sr. of Bloomington; son, Chuck (Dawn) Marseilles, Jr. of Wabash, IN; daughter, Jeanée (Chris) DePeirro of White River Junction, VT; and grandchildren, Violet, Sam, and Silas DePierro and Maxx Marseilles, and close special family friends Rodney and Marie Chockley.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Akright.
Ruth Ann graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor's in Education and Illinois State University with a Master's of Science in Education in Reading. She taught for 30 years, 27 of these in Unit 5 and retired in 1994.
She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Ruth Ann was known for loving and accepting everyone God brought in her path from the students she taught to the prisoners of the Illinois Department of Correction she and her husband ministered to for many years. She was a faithful member of East White Oak Bible Church where she was actively involved in Bible Studies as long as her health allowed.She also enjoyed crafting and spending as much time as possible with her family and friends.
Ruth Ann embodied Matthew 25:37-40 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?' The King will reply, 'I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."
Celebration Of Life
11:00 AM (CDT)
East White Oak Bible Church
11922 E. 2000 North Road
Carlock, IL 61725
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