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Ruth A. Kmetz

Ruth A. Kmetz, 71 of Streator passed away Monday morning (January 25th) at Edward Hospital, Naperville.

A visitation will be held Friday from 4 – 6 PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held Friday at 6 PM at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery at a later date.

Ruth was born on August 26, 1944 in Streator to John and Alice (Gerber) Wagner. She attended Garfield Grade School and Streator High School.  Ruth was a private care provider for over 20 years and was a member of the Streator Eagles Club.  She enjoyed spending time with her family, genealogy, traveling, seeing musical plays and going to the riverboat to play the slot machines. 

She is survived by children, Sue (Dan) Kelps of Naperville and John Kmetz of Streator, grandchildren, Kelly (Darren) Lynch of Plainfield, Kristi Kelps of Plano, TX, Kateyln Kelps of Naperville, 1 great-grandchild Baby Lynch due in July, brothers, John (Linda) Wagner of Streator, Richard Wagner of Morris, Robert (Cindy) Wagner of Galesburg, sister Nancy (Jerry) Yanello, of Plainfield, brother-in-law Delbert Risley of Streator, former husband Robert (Susan) Kmetz of Streator and many loved nieces and nephews.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents and sister Marylin Risley.

Ruth was an avid animal lover, especially her dog, Buddy, and cat, Smokey.

Memorials may be made in her name to the LaSalle County Humane Society.

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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Sending thoughts and prayers.

Ramona Winterrowd Graves Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

Nancy, Butch & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers, and hugs.

Glenda (Held) Merrill Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Kmetz

tina togstad Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

John and.family
Sorry for the loss of your mother. Thinking of you and your family . My thoughts and prayers go out to you .

tina togstad beavers Jan 28 2016 12:00 AM

To Kristi and family,
We are so sorry to hear the news of your grandmother's death. We will keep you in our thoughts and evening prayers.
Barb & Eldred
(Justin's aunt and uncle)

Barb and Eldred Ehmen Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM

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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on January 27, 2016

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A GARDEN PATH was ordered on January 27, 2016

Expression of Sympathy Jan 27 2016 12:00 AM