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C. Ruth Wilcockson

November 22, 1919 - August 17, 2007

C. Ruth Wilcockson

SPRINGFIELD ” C. Ruth Wilcockson, 87, of Springfield, died Friday, August 17, 2007 at Oak Terrace.

She was born November 22, 1919 in DeSoto, MO, the daughter of Robert and Mary Cain Nolan. She married George Wilcockson on July 2, 1949; he preceded her in death on November 25, 1992. Her parents; four sisters, Loretta, Katherine, and Marie Nolan, and Esther Shea; and four brothers, Jim, John, Leo, and Tom Nolan, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Wilcockson was retired as Extradition Secretary for the Governor of the State of Illinois. She was a member of St. Thomas Church in Decatur.

Survivors: six sons, Michael “Mike? Wilcockson, William “Bill? (wife, Janey) Wilcockson, Thomas “Tom? Wilcockson, Daniel “Dan? Wilcockson, Joseph “Joe? Wilcockson, all of Decatur, and John (wife, Sonia) Wilcockson of Fredericksburg, VA; five grandchildren, Breanna Wilcockson, Suzanne Boose, Jennifer Groce, Amber Turner, and Heather Turner; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Oak Terrace.

Visitation will be held 5:00-7:00 p.m., Monday, August 20, 2007. Services: 7:00 p.m., Monday, August 20, 2007. Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 21, 2007 at Calvary Cemetery in Decatur, IL. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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