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Ruth Kramer

LOCKPORT — Ruth M. Kramer (nee Anderson), 83, of Lockport passed peacefully Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at the Lemont Rehab Center.

She was born in Ohio, Ill., living in Lockport since 1962. She retired from the Orland Park Library after 15 years of service and she was also an English teacher at Lockport Township High School, Central Campus for 20 years. She graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in English and received a master's degree from Northern Illinois University in library science. She was a member of Phi Beta Kappa at WIU and the A.A.U.W. Ruth was unique, dedicated and loyal to her family. She was very committed to her career, but most of all she cherished her family.

She is survived by her one and only devoted son, Kevin (Stacey) of Cary, Ill.; four grandchildren, Matthew, Eric, Christopher and Katharine Kramer; a brother, Ted (Elaine) Anderson of Glen Ellyn; and three nephews and one niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell, in 2003, and her parents, Pearl and Florence (Bolback) Anderson.

Visitation for Ruth will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the O'Neil Funeral Home Chapel, 1105 E. Ninth St. (159th St.), Lockport.

All services will take place at noon Tuesday, April 8, at Union Cemetery in Ohio, Ill.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.oneilfuneralhome.com.

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