Ruth Breitenfield passed away peacefully on April 22, 2021, in Woodstock IL.
Ruth was born on July 25, 1937, in Brownsville, Tennessee, the daughter of Jesse and Ollie (Matheny) Emerson. She married Richard E Breitenfield Sr on April 18, 1953.
The family moved to Delavan WI where they lived for many years until moving to Harvard IL. Ruth was employed by the Chicago Tribune where she worked for many years.
Ruth loved spending time with family and friends. She enjoyed music and singing and loved to sing gospel music on the radio. She also enjoyed sewing, embroidery, puzzles and her frog collection was one of a kind. Ruth was a long-time member of Cornerstone Church in Harvard and loved the Lord.
She will be missed dearly by those who survive her: sons Todd (Karen) Breitenfield of Mundelein IL and Richard (Karen) Breitenfield Jr of Harvard IL, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, brother Paul Emerson of TN, a sister Linda Emerson of TN, and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Richard E Breitenfield Sr, daughter Roxanne; 4 sisters; and 3 brothers.
A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Huntley hospital, staff at Hearthstone Manor, and JourneyCare for their care of Ruth.
Visitation will be 11- 1 p.m. Monday, April 26, 2021, at Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, 107 W. Sumner St. Harvard, IL 60033. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Mt. Auburn Cemetery, Harvard, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book at www.saundersmcfarlin.net.
For more information call the funeral home at 815-943-5400.
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