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Rosalyn M. Ruff - Wilking

Rosalyn M. Ruff Wilking, 85 of Long Point passed away peacefully Tuesday evening (August 2nd) at her home.

A visitation will be held Friday from 4 – 8 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home and Saturday from 10 – 11AM at the Long Point United Methodist Church.  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 AM at the church with Rev. Lon Alderman officiating.  Burial will be in the Long Point Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be grandsons, Doug and Eric Sass, Jon Hofmann, Shawn Rigsby, Austin Petty and Connor Kaupp.

Rosalyn was born on December 23, 1930 in Pontiac to William Kenneth and Ruby (Cagley) Klein.  She married Lee Wilking on July 24, 1999.  He survives.

Also surviving are children Dianne (Kenneth) Kuerth of Gridley, Linda (David) Sass of Streator, Dale (Jody) Ruff of Long Point, Daniel (Kathy) Wilking of Marseilles and Douglas (Tina) Wilking of Streator, grandchildren, Kay (Jon) Hofmann of Gridley, Sandy (Shawn) Rigsby of El Paso, Eric (Mary Kay) Sass of Manville, Doug (Nicole) Sass of Streator, Paige (Austin) Petty of Manville, Christopher Wilking of Marseilles, Roberta (Rich) Ellis of Surprise, AZ, Vanessa Wilking of Watertown, NY and Zach McStoots of Streator and 14 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 1 grandson Jeff Kuerth and brothers Ronald and Roger Klein.

Rosalyn graduated from the Cornell High School in 1947 and was a member of the Long Point United Methodist Church where she served with the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday school for many years, member of the Lindy Club and the Long Point American Legion Auxiliary and served many years on the Long Point Cemetery Board.  She was employed for over 20 yrs with the Long Point Grain and with Dr. Helmer in Pontiac.

Memorials may be made in her name to either the Long Point United Methodist Church, the Regional Organ Bank of Illinois, or the American Breast Cancer Foundation.

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Rosalyn. I will always remember how she always laughed at my jokes and how she would wave at me when I rode my Trike in the parades in Pontiac and Minonk. She seemed to get a real kick out of my Trike and my rattlesnake hat. No matter how well she felt on any given day, she always had a kind word for me and always took an interest in what I was doing.

Tony DeRosa Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Dave and Linda, and family - Please accept our sympathy on your loss. May the peace of God bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Greg and Barb Lentman

Greg and Barb Lentman Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Wonderful, dedicated, and extremely kind person who was adored by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Her human qualities were enhanced by her positive, tolerant nature, as well as her graciousness to others. I shall miss her.

Dan Helmer Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosalyn Ruff - Wilking

Nan Odom Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

My heartfelt condolences to the family of Rosalyn (Ruff) Wilking. May the Lord bring each of you great comfort during these difficult days. Prayers and thoughts are with you.

Faith (Rinker) Oglesby Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosalyn Ruff - Wilking

Faith (Rinker) Ogkesby Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Saddened by the loss of the beautiful Rosalyn. She endured much, but now is at peace and pain free. May your faith keep you strong. With sympathy and much love for the whole family, Gary and Diana

Gary & Diana Hazelman, Peoria, Il. Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

Rosie will be missed by many people. She touched so many hearts with her kind words and encouraging smile. She left us with a lot of memories!
Hugs to Grandpa, and hugs to all of Rosies family. She loved you all so dearly.
-Love from Arizona

Roberta (Wilking) Ellis Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosalyn Ruff - Wilking

Roberta (Wilking) Ellis Aug 4 2016 12:00 AM

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