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Ruth Eileen Engelking

June 13, 1929 - July 23, 2007

Ruth Eileen Engelking

SPRINGFIELD – Ruth Eileen Engelking, 78, of Springfield, formerly of Morton, died Monday, July 23, 2007 at Heritage Manor.

She was born June 13, 1929 in Springfield, IL, the daughter of Fred and Ella Burk Sokolis. She married Carl John Engelking; he preceded her in death.

Mrs. Engelking was a career counselor at Snelling and Snelling for 20 years and retired from the Illinois Department of Public Aid as a case manager. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her family.

Survivors: one daughter, Carla (husband, John M.) Burger of East Peoria; one son, Randy (wife, Nina) Engelking of Chatham; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

A private family service will be held for both Ruth and her husband, Carl, who died on May 18, 2007. They will be laid to rest together at Camp Butler National Cemetery. Staab Funeral Home of Service.

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