Nellie Ruth (McConkey) Steward passed away peacefully at River Bluff Nursing Home on Friday May 28, 2021 at the age of 88. Ruth was born in Lenoir City, TN in 1932 where she was surrounded by numerous family and friends. She was a social butterfly who loved making new friends. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and watching The Wheel. She loved to fill cards with stickers and caring words for all of her friends and family for every occasion. Ruth had many hobbies however her favorite activity was playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Jim) Kellems; seven grandchildren, Jimmy (Taryn) Kellems, Kristina (Mike) Eikenberry, Brandon (Amber) Devine, Jessica (Erick) Stobart, Randi (Kyle) Nisius, Amanda (Aaron) Postlethwaite, Samantha (Rob) Poynor and Taylor (Neil) Suess; seventeen great grandchildren, Payton, Shaylyn, Mariah, Monty, Nevaeh, Samantha, Audrina, Kyler, Elijah, Alivia, Emersyn, Sawyer, Nellie, Zoie, Dakota, Posie, and Rowan.
Ruth is predeceased by parents, Claude and Dolly McConkey; husband, Leo Steward; son, Samuel Devine, Jr.; sisters, Sue, Unav, Jean, Bobby; brothers, Edgar, Bud, Frank and Frankie.
The service of remembrance will be held on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 2pm-5pm at Park Lanes, 5318 N. Second Street, Loves Park, IL.
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