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Ruth T. Kraus

April 19, 1914 - November 18, 2007

SPRINGFIELD – Ruth T. Kraus, 93, a lifelong resident of Springfield, died at 9:07 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007, at Capitol Care Center.

She was born April 19, 1914, in Springfield, the daughter of Joseph and Louise Krumbach Lichte. She married William H. Kraus in 1933; he preceded her in death. Her parents and great-grandchild, Billy James Kraus, also preceded her in death.

Mrs. Kraus was a homemaker. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church Altar and Rosary Society.

Surviving are two sons, William Carl (wife, Marilyn) Kraus and Edward J. Kraus (companion, Maureen VanPelt) of Springfield; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; brother, Leo J. Lichte of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, with prayers at 5 p.m. and a rosary service at 6:30 p.m., at Staab Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2007, at Sacred Heart Church, with the Rev. Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or Sacred Heart Church.

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