Ruth J. Head


BENTON — Ruth J. Head, 92, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 2019.

She was born May 4, 1927, in Hamilton County, the daughter of James Earl and Esta Pearline (Foster) Sullivan.

She married Samuel Franklin “Frank” Head on Oct. 12, 1949 in Carmi, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2013.

Mrs. Head is survived by her four children, Jim Head and wife, Toni, of Benton, Jodene Head of Bloomington, Wayne Head and wife, Martha, of Harrisburg, and Linda Fred and husband, Michael, of Urbana; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and sister, Edna Dunford of San Antonio, Texas.

Mrs. Head was preceded in death by her parents; husband; by a daughter, Shirley Threewitt; a son, Larry Head; twin daughters, Rosalyn and Carolyn; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; and two brothers, Vernon and Edward Sullivan.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, in Morton and Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, with Pastor Karl Barnfield officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Thompsonville. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc., and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.

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