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Ruth A. Kmetz

August 26, 1944 — January 25, 2016

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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