Age 77 of Wilmington, formerly Joliet, passed away Thursday evening February 14, 2013 at Silver Cross Medical Center.
Born September 02, 1935 in Anjean, West Virginia, Virginia Ruth was a daughter of the late Oscar and Glenna Hudnell-Forren. She was raised and educated in Alderson, West Virginia, where on May 1, 1952 Ruth married William "Ebb" Wickline. Ruth held employment at DeSoto, Inc. in Joliet for 32 years until her retirement. She attended Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington and will be remembered as a very giving person. Ruth loved spending time with her sisters and keeping in touch with them on the phone. She also enjoyed bowling and cherished the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her two daughters: Debra (Tom) Glenn of Wilmington and Myra (Bob) Parrish of Braidwood; four grandchildren: Daniel Glenn of Braidwood, Rachel Glenn and Jessica Parrish, both of Wilmington and Darrell (Renee) Parrish of Channahon; seven great-grandchildren: Leah Glenn, Corinne Ewenson, Spencer Parrish, Brandon Glenn, Abigail Parrish, Charlie Faulkner and Blake Faulkner; four sisters: Vaughna Ochs of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Drema Miner of Wilmington, Shirley (Tom) Schlosser and Helen (Greg) Reineke both of Defiance, Ohio; one brother Junior Forren of Columbia, South Carolina, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents Oscar Forren and Glenna Surgeon and her husband William Elbert "Ebb" Wickline (August 27, 2000).
Visitation and Video Tribute will be held on Sunday February 17, 2013 between the hours of 2:00PM and 8:00PM at Freitag-Reeves and Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington. Funeral services will follow Monday February 18, 2013 at 9:00AM in the funeral home. Pastor Ron Taylor from Island City Baptist Church in Wilmington will officiate. Burial will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, where Ruth will be laid to rest with her husband Ebb.
Friends may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to the family by logging onto: www.FRBfuneral.com
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Matthew R. Baskerville, CFSP. (815/476-2181)