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Ruth Ann Prichard

5/10/1954 - 11/15/2019

PEKIN ~ Ruth Ann Prichard, 65, of Pekin, passed away at 6:13 p.m. Friday, November 15, 2019 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria.

Born May 10, 1954 in Canton to Edward and Evelyn (Thurman) Emig, she married Kevin Prichard on September 25, 1976 in Pekin.  He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Heather Renee (Kirk) Dauksch of Sesser; one son, Ryan B. (Jackie) Prichard of Pekin; five grandchildren, Madalyn, Kelsey, Mallory, Austin and Mason and three brothers, Ronald (Sara) Emig of Lake St. Louis, Missouri, Edward (Diana) Emig of Lewistown and Ernest (Sheila) Emig of Elizabethtown, Kentucky.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A homemaker, Ann had driven a school bus for Pekin Schools for a period of time.  She had also driven a bus for Faith Baptist Christian School in Pekin.

She loved gardening and had a beautiful yard full of flowers.  She also enjoyed doing art with pressed flowers.  She had been involved with the Barn II Dinner Theater and Event Center in Goodfield which she had loved being a part of. She especially loved travel, holidays, family gatherings and being with her friends.  She will be especially missed by her dogs Zoey and Molly.

Her memorial visitation will be from 1 until 2 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Tazewell Animal Protective Society, 100 Taps Lane, Pekin, IL 61554.

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