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NAME/ AGE Ruth W. Vogt, age 96, of Geneva, IL, passed away Thursday, September 1, 2005. She rose with the sun into the loving arms of her Saviour, claiming at last the promise of eternal life. BORN She was born November 11, 1908, the daughter of Harold B. and Ada (Kane) Whiting in Galesburg, MI. CHILDHOOD When Ruth was only a child, the family moved to Ringwood, IL where she attended local schools. She graduated from McHenry High School with the class of 1926. Then as a young women she moved with her parents to Chicago where she worked as a secretary for local businesses. MARRIED It was during her high school years that she would meet her husband to be. Though their lives took them in different directions, love brought them back together when Walter Vogt came to Chicago to attend school. They were united in marriage on April 9, 1932 in Waukegan. They began their new life together in Joliet. Walter went on to serve his country in WWII and upon his return to civilian life the happily reunited couple moved to Belvidere for a time before making thier home in Chicago. In later years they settled in Geneva before Walter’s work took them to London, England for a time, and then three years in Switzerland until 1968 when Walter retired and settled back in Geneva. Following Walters passing, Ruth continued to live in Geneva making thousands more memories for her family to cherish. MEMBERSHIP In her early years she was a member of St. Patrick’s Church in McHenry. While a member of St. Peter’s Church of Geneva, she worked at the thrift shop every week for thirty years. Ruth spent was also a member of the D.A.R. Kishwaukee Trail Chapter as well as an Associate of the Geneva Chapter. During her years abroad she became involved in, and was a member of, the American Women’s Club. LIFE NOTES Ruth discovered her artistic ability though her mother-in-law and studied oil painting while traveling abroad withWalter. Through the years that followed, Ruth enjoyed her pastime devoting hours on end to her craft. Though her life was lived in many cities, she declared herself a "farmer" at heart. The times she treasured most were spent living amongst the rural landscapes.SURVIVORS The last of her generation she now leaves many nieces and nephews.PRECEDED She now joins her husband Walter and three sisters, Ethel Wulff, Ardis Wolff and Mercedes Asher. MEMORIALS In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Catholic School, 1881 Kaneville Rd., Geneva, IL 60134.
VISITATION Friends may call at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St., Elburn, on Saturday, September 3, 2005, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11a.m. Monsignor Joe Jarmoluk will officiate.
Interment will follow at Ringwood Cemtery, McHenry, IL.