Ruth Taylor, 81, of Mode passed away at 12:22 p.m. Wednesday (January 7, 2015) at St. Anthony’s Hospital, Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday in the Brummerstedt Funeral Home, Stewardson with Rev. Darrell Hinkle officiating. Visitation will be one hour before service time. Burial will be in the Stewardson Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

She was born July 26, 1933 in Newport, KY the daughter of Alfred and Dorothy (Miller) Bennett. She married Clarence E. Taylor, October 11, 1953 in Nevada and he preceded her in death, January 22, 2007.

She was a member of the Cowden Christian Church. She was a homemaker and caregiver for her husband. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, garage sales and loved her time with family, especially family dinners.

Surviving are her children, Penny Jo Keller of Windsor, Ed (Judy) Taylor of Stewardson and Charlene (Phil Hudson) Taylor of Ashmore; brother. Al Bennett of Yuma, AZ; sister, Ellen Ott of Anaheim, CA; 9 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clarence, grandson, David Harris and brothers, Roger and Charles Bennett.