Ruth M "Pie Lady" Ross

June 29, 1929 - May 24, 2015
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Ruth M. “Pie Lady” Mundy Knott-Ross, 85 of Garden Prairie, IL died suddenly Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford. Ruth was born June 29, 1929 in Belvidere, IL, daughter of Roy and Mary (Hale) Mundy. She graduated from Belvidere High School. Ruth married Clarence E. “Clem” Knott on April 17, 1949 in Poplar Grove, IL. He preceded her in death on November 28, 1989. Ruth went on to marry Lloyd “Ole” Ross, he also preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of Garden Prairie United Church of Christ, where she taught as a Sunday school teacher. Ruth was a part of the Afternoon circle and helped found the Senior Potluck at Garden Prairie United Church of Christ. She enjoyed being part of the Belvidere Woman’s Club and The Keenage Center. Ruth was a very active member of the Garden Prairie Improvement Association. Ruth was well known for her unshakeable faith; she had an amazing love for children, always taking in someone in need. She was the rock of the family and her family’s port of safety and strength. Ruth was an accomplished pie baker, as would be testified by anyone who indulged in pie at many restaurants in Belvidere.

Heaven gained an exceptional angel who will be missed by her children, Leslie (Drew) Lindsay, Rick (Jill) Knott, Mike (Bev) Knott, Kathy (Steve) McKnight, Ron (Matthew Olson) Knott; grandchildren, Matthew, Jamie, and Jeffrey Knott, Erin and Kevin Knott, Breanne Lindsay, Patrick, Kelsey, and Ryan McKnight; siblings, Jean (LeRoy) Mathison, Myrt Carlson, Jerry (Gladys) Mundy, Steve (Leona) Mundy, Judy (Dave) Noe; numerous nieces, nephews, and (informally) adopted children. She is preceded in death by her parents, both her husbands, Clem and Lloyd; son, Doug; brothers, John Mundy and Kenny Mundy.

Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Dina Lauman officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the funeral home and again from 10:00 a.m., Monday until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to G.P.I.A. or Garden Prairie United Church of Christ in Ruth’s name. To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

 

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Visitation Information

Date: Sunday, May 31, 2015

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 4-8:00 p.m., Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the funeral home


Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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10:00 a.m., Monday until the time of service


Service Information

Date: Monday, June 1, 2015

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 1, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Dina Lauman officiating


 

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Born: June 29, 1929
Died: May 24, 2015

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Kevin and Mary (Silberhorn) Brubach posted on 5/27/15

Ruthie, a staple in my life since I was 2, in many ways like another Grandma to me. There was nothing like sitting in her kitchen listening to her talk about the history of our wonderful little town. How can one forget her pie, there is nothing like it. She will truly be missed, by one and all. Now Papa can also enjoy her pies up in heaven as he did down here on Earth. Thoughts and Prayers are being sent your way. Kevin and Mary

 

Mary (Jenkins) Rabideau posted on 5/29/15

Having taught at Kishwaukee School all of my career, I had the pleasure of teaching some of Ruth's terrific grandchildren, as well as often enjoying her yummy pies. My heart goes out to a wonderful family on the loss of a very special loved one.

 

Andre Reneir posted on 5/28/15

Our deepest condolences to the family in the passing of the family matriarch. May the love of family and friends be a comfort in your time of grief. Andre Reneir and Becca Chatam.

 

Becky Armbruster posted on 5/28/15

Ruth was everyone's Mom and the example of a true christian heart!!! I know she is a huge loss to your family and community!!! Our prayers and thoughts are with you all! Love and miss you Brett and Becky Armbruster

 

Joanne Thornton posted on 5/28/15

A wonderful lovely woman, who dearly loved her pie making and so pleased to have others enjoy them. Many pies were given to many organizations in Boone Co. Deepest Sympathy to her family.

 

Erin Stout posted on 5/28/15

Though I'd never met her, I know a couple of her family members. All having beautiful hearts and souls. Keeping them in prayers and many hugs <3 God bless!

 

Sue smith posted on 5/27/15

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Heaven truly gained another angel

 

Tracy Ross-Smith posted on 5/27/15

Sorry to hear about your mom. She had a great life, and was loved by all. May she rest in peace.

 

Gail Pitcher posted on 5/27/15

Ruth always had a smile and a kind word!

 

David W LeonardII posted on 5/27/15

You were a very sweet and you will be missed greatly.

 

Cathryn Flynn posted on 5/27/15

So very sorry for your loss. Dan & Cathy Flynn

 

Letty Luhman posted on 5/27/15

Ruth was not only the "Pie Lady" but a happy, gracious Lady, too! Special fondness for my birthday twin!

 

Les and Nancy Anderson posted on 5/27/15

Our thoughts and prayers to family, friends and everyone who's life has been touched by this wonderful lady.

 

Brandi Scott & Zachary Lander posted on 5/27/15

Ruthie will be missed. I have many memories of days as a kid at her house. We always learned and had fun. She holds a special place in my heart and was a Godsend to many children who needed love and a safe place to grow.

 

Lori Turner posted on 5/27/15

What a lady. Ruth you will surely be missed. Prayers to all the family. Boy could she make a pie.

 

Brenda Alley posted on 5/31/15

So sorry for your loss, Ron. :(

 

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