Ruth M. Jay

October 27, 1956 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 67) 67 Years Old

Ruth Jay Obituary


  Ruth M. Jay 67, of Catlin formerly of Champaign passed away at 1:05 P.M. Thursday January 25, 2024 at her home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M Monday January 29, 2024 at Homer New Life Church, Homer with Pastor Brad Wilson and Pastor C.W. Greer officiating. Burial will be in Old Homer Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the church.

 Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph is in charge of arrangements.

 Ruth was born October 27, 1956 in Champaign. The daughter of Chris and Grace (Scales) Jay.

 She is survived by her children; Jon (Ami) Sanford, Jeff Sanford. Grandchildren Zane Sanford, Jolee Sanford, Wyatt Sanford, and Courtney Sanford,  Austin and Kanen Lutz. Two sisters Ann Rollins and Beth Barnes. Brother Ralph Jay. Her best friends Patty and Betty Kay.

 She was preceded in death by a son Jeremiah Wilson, her parents, two brothers John Jay and Gayle Jay.

 Ruth was a phlebotomist for 20 years and a nurses aid for 20 years at Carle, Christie and Champaign County Nursing Home.

 She loved being outside, flowers, gardening, horses, hanging out by the pool. Most of all Ruth loved being with her family and animals.

 Memorials may be made to the Champaign County Humane Society.

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Funeral Service
January 29, 2024

11:00 AM
Homer New Life Church of Faith


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