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Ruth Danielson

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 10:28 a.m. CDT

PROPHETSTOWN — Ruth L. Danielson, 96, a resident of Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.

Born May 19, 1916, in Malden to Sherman and Minnie (Mills) Watson, she married Harry W. Danielson Dec. 8, 1935, in Malden. He died Jan. 14, 2003.

She was educated in the Malden Grade School and attended Malden High School. She was a homemaker.

Before moving to Prophetstown, she was a member of the First Baptist Church in LaMoille, where she served as Deaconess. She later became a member of the Advent Christian Church in Prophetstown and volunteered in the church nursery. She was also a member of AARP.

Surviving are one daughter, Dorothy (Jim) Duffield of Prophetstown; one granddaughter, Michelle (Ryan) Mackin of Milan; and four great-grandchildren, Jaren Duffield, Rachel, and Megan and Riley Mackin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry; one son in infancy; one grandson, Jonathan Duffield; three sisters, Irene Steele, Geneva Johnson and Mary Elizabeth Watson; three brothers, Jim, Earl and Harold Watson; and one special nephew, Harold Hubbard.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown, with Pastor Erik Carlson of the Advent Christian Church in Prophetstown and the Rev. Jim Jensen, associate pastor at Gateway Faith Fellowship in Fulton, co-officiating. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Advent Christian Church, Prophetstown.

Memorials may be directed to the Advent Christian Church in Prophetstown or Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Center in Prophetstown.

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