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Ruth Murley

Published: Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 5:00 p.m. CST

OTTAWA, Ill. — Mrs. Ruth Murley, 97, of Ottawa, Ill., died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Pleasant View in Ottawa, Ill.

Born Sept. 23, 1915, in Morris, Ruth was the daughter of Max R. and Louise (Ott) Otto. She was a 1933 graduate of Morris High School.

She was employed at Young’s Bakery in Ottawa for many years. She married LeRoy Murley on Nov. 9, 1942 in New York City. 

Survivors include one son, Robert (Karen) Murley of Ottawa; one daughter, Cathy (Richard) Jackson of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband on Nov. 18, 1985; one daughter, Carole Secor; and two brothers, Willis and Max Otto.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. Private family services will follow at 2 p.m.

Burial will be at Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa.

Memorials may be directed to the family for a charity to be designated later.

Remembrances can be shared online at

Mueller Funeral Home, 800 First Ave., Ottawa, Ill., 61350, is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call (815) 434-4433.

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