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BLOOMINGTON - Ruth Eleanor Logsdon, 78, of 1832 Court St., Pekin, mother of a Bloomington resident, passed away at 6:15 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 12, 2006) at her home attended by her loved ones.

Born July 5, 1927, in Sullivan, to Charles and Fay Mariner Jackson, she married Clyde Logsdon on Aug. 30, 1944, in Sullivan. He died May 11, 1998, in Peoria. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two grandchildren and two brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Trina S. (Ernest) Magan and Lula F. (Frank) McMullen, both of Pekin; one son, James A. (Carol) Logsdon Sr., Bloomington; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Mike (Elsie) Jackson, Lovington and Elbert (Mag) Jackson, Sullivan; one sister, Carmen Lord, Pekin; and 18 nieces and nephews, including Charlotte Schroeder, Springfield, who was raised by Ruth and later helped care for her.

Ruth and her husband lived in Pekin from 1948 to 1968, and then she farmed with her husband in Smithfield for 32 years. She also worked at the Kopper Kettle in Ellisville for 12 years.

She loved to sew and quilt and to generously shower her family and friends with those gifts. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be missed terribly.

Friends and family are welcome to attend her graveside service at noon Thursday at Lakeview Cemetery in Pekin. Mike Jackson, her brother, will officiate. There will be a luncheon following at Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court St., in Pekin, for friends and family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association, 3000 Kelly Lane, Springfield, IL 62711 or American Cancer Society, 4234 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61614.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Preston-Hanley Funeral Home, Pekin Chapel.

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