Ruth E. Fore, 93, of Springfield, formerly of Taylorville, passed away at 11:10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill.
Ruth was born February 28, 1924 at home in rural Christian County, Ill., the daughter of Charles and Emma (Jackson) McConnell. She married Marvin Fore on August 16, 1942 in Missouri. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1974.
Ruth was a homemaker, taking great pride in raising her children. She was fun, loyal, and always showed her family unconditional love. She also worked for the State of Illinois in the Department of Revenue, and for Steele Drugs in Taylorville. Ruth enjoyed reading, dancing, and crossword puzzles. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, playing cards and dice with them.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; son, Ronald Fore, who passed away December 10, 2017; and siblings, Helen Larimore, Hilda Hibbetts, Hazel Babbs, Raymond McConnell, and Donald McConnell.
Ruth is survived by her children, Joyce (husband, Rich) Ciaglia of Westchester, Ill., Gary (wife, Colleen) Fore of Parrish, Fla., Karen (husband, Bill) Paris of Springfield, Ill., Patricia Masten of Taylorville, Ill., and Roger (wife, T Le) Fore of Granite City, Ill.; eleven grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; brother, Robert McConnell of Sharpsburg, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until the time of ceremony at 11:30 a.m., on Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home, 202 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, Ill. 62568, with Pastor James Jones, officiant.
Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville. Please visit www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com to offer condolences to the family.