Ruth J (Sullivan) Head

May 4, 1927 ~ July 3, 2019 (age 92)


RUTH J.  HEAD, 92, of Benton passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 2019. 

She was born in Hamilton County, IL on May 4, 1927, the daughter of James Earl & Esta Pearline (Foster) Sullivan.

She married Samuel Franklin “Frank” Head on Oct. 12, 1949 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2013.

Mrs. Head is survived by her:

4 Children: Jim Head & wife Toni of Benton

                     Jodene Head of Bloomington

                      Wayne Head & wife Martha of Harrisburg

                       Linda Fred & Husband Michael of Urbana

10 Grandchildren

23 GreatGrandchildren

Sister: Edna Dunford of San Antonio, TX

Mrs. Head was preceded in death by her Parents, Husband, by a daughter-Shirley Threewitt, by a son-Larry Head, by twin daughters-Rosalyn & Carolyn, by a granddaughter, by a great grandson & by 2 brothers-Vernon & Edward Sullivan.

Funeral services will be held at 10 A.M. Saturday, July 6th at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Karl Barnfield officiating.  Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery-Thompsonville, Visitation will be from 5 to 8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois Inc, and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.

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July 5, 2019

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812

Funeral Service
July 6, 2019

10:00 AM
Morton and Johnston Funeral Home
410 S. Main Street
Benton, IL 62812


Hospice of Southern Illinois
204 Halfway Road, Marion IL 62959
Tel: 1-618-997-3030

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