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Ruth F. Goad

Ruth F. Goad, 84, of Garrett, IL passed away at 3:16 a.m. Thursday, September 7, 2023 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, IL.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at the Cartwright Cemetery, rural Tuscola, IL. Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.

Ruth was born January 26, 1939 in Tuscola, IL, the daughter of George and Ethel Pigg Mayer. She married Ronald L. Goad on February 23, 1958 in Tuscola. He preceded her in death on April 21, 2012.

Survivors include 3 sons: Terry Goad of Garrett, IL, Edward Goad and wife: Sandy of Mattoon, and Douglas Goad and wife: Suzie of rural Tuscola, daughter: Donna Goad of Garrett, 4 grandchildren: JW Jacobs, Jessica (Terry) Nale, Jeremy Jacobs and Travis Evans, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren: Ronnie Jacobs, Cooper Jacobs and Oakley Jacobs, several step great-grandchildren, several step great-great-grandchildren, sister: Rosie Crowder of Tuscola and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her step-granddaughter: Julie Williams, brothers: Wayne Mayer and Bill Mayer and a sister: Catherine Stewart.

Ruth retired from Littlefuse in Arcola, IL. She was a member of the Marrioreatte Rebekah Lodge #347 in Arthur, where she held various offices. She was a member of the Tuscola United Church of Christ. Ruth enjoyed knitting.

The family would like to thank the Carle 6th floor ICU staff for all the excellent care given to Ruth during her stay there.

Memorials donations are suggested to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, 57 Country Place, Springfield, IL 62703.

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