Ruth Lyons, 1928-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 26, 2015

Ruth Lyons passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015, at her home in Orland Park, Illinois. Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. April 11 at Ashburn Baptist Church in Orland Park.

Ruth Lyons

Ruth Lyons

Ruth was born Nov. 20, 1928, in Cherry Grove to William and Esther (Sydow) Scrabeck. They later moved to Kiester where she graduated from Kiester High School. She attended college in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

In 1950 Ruth was united in marriage to Vernon Lyons. She spent many years as a Sunday school teacher and vacation Bible school teacher.

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Ruth is survived by her husband, Vernon Lyons; her eight children, Charles (Georgia) Lyons, Charlane Lyons, Sam (Patti) Lyons, Mary (Steve) Swartz, Martha (Jeff) Tytel, Daniel (Theresa) Lyons, Tom (Terri) Lyons and Rachel Butler; 28 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; seven siblings, LaVern (Ruth) Scrabeck, Verna Carter, Paul Scrabeck, John (Liliah) Scrabeck, Mary (Harold) Ohm, Charles (Kay) Scrabeck and Carolyn Weller; one brother-in-law, Morris (Faith) Lyons; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Jane; sister, Esther; two brothers-in-law; and one sister-in-law.