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Maryruth Ginn

February 1, 1933 March 12, 2015
Maryruth Ginn
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PEORIA – Maryruth Ginn, 82, of Peoria passed away at 11:34 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 12, 2015, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Maryruth was born on Feb. 1, 1933, in Lewistown, Mo., to the late James A. and Ona E. (Epperson) Adams. She was formerly married to Ralph Ginn. She is survived by two daughters, Allison (Scott) Goodyear of Peoria and Amy Ginn (Tom) Westwater of Durango, Colo.; four grandchildren Tyler and Emily Goodyear and Ry and Peter Westwater; and one sister, Ann (George) Lamb. Maryruth was an art teacher, working at Bolin School and Central Junior High School in East Peoria, Illinois Central College, Bradley University, and most recently at Midstate College. She was devoted to her two dogs, Lala and Safera, and the many students she had over her 54-year career. She loved creating art and spending time with her artistic friends. Cremation rites have been accorded and a celebration of life will be held at a later date. Burial of ashes will be in Springdale Cemetery. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to Peoria County Animal Protection Services, 2600 NE Perry Ave., Peoria, Ill., 61603, or the Contemporary Art Center of Peoria, 305 SW Water St., Peoria, Ill., 61602. Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto


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