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Colleen Lowe

November 5, 1934 — August 9, 2013

Colleen “Ruth” Lowe, 78, formerly of East Peoria, passed away at 10:15 a.m. on Friday, August 9, 2013, at her home.
Ruth was born on November 5, 1934 in Peoria, a daughter of Gordon Charles and Elizabeth (Gibson) Jones. They preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Gordon Jones, and a sister, Geraldine Jackson.
She is survived by her children, Colleen S. (Scott) Dunham of Peoria, James A. (Elena) Paine of RSM, CA and Robert G. (Tina) Paine of East Peoria; siblings, Dorothy Wolford of Peoria, Robert (Carol) Jones of West Peoria and Gary (Karen) Jones of East Peoria; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Ruth was a homemaker, a graduate of the Interior Design Program at Illinois Central College and was formerly an elevator girl at The Lehmann Building in Peoria.
She loved people, pets, baking cookies and pumpkin bread, being in her home, playing with children and spending time with her family and friends. She was very fun, loving, supportive and giving.
At Ruth’s request, there will be no public visitation or services. The family will gather for a private remembrance of Ruth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s memory to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Clary Funeral Home, 3004 West Lake Avenue, in Peoria.

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