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Ruth Ann Hunt, 84

Ruth Ann Hunt (nee Sherman) passed away on April 23, 2024, in Barrington, IL at the age of 84. Ruth was born on July 27, 1939 on a farm on McConnell Road in Woodstock to Floyd and Hazel (Thompson) Sherman. She was the fifth child in the family. At the age of six, Ruth’s mother tragically passed away from Polio, and her father, unable to care for all the children, sent them to different homes. Ruth went to live with Lloyd and Edith Kretchmer. She attended Clay Street School for primary education and later graduated from Woodstock High School. Ruth met the love of her life, Ralph Hunt, in high school, and they were married on March 3, 1957. They enjoyed 55 years together before his passing. They were blessed with three children, Lori, Kristy, and Craig. Ruth dedicated 43 years of her career to Medicare billing at Memorial Hospital in Woodstock, where she formed lasting friendships. Ruth was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock, where she found solace and community. She cherished her TLC (tender loving care) monthly church meetings and enjoyed hosting family gatherings during the holidays, showcasing her talent for cooking, especially her famous chocolate chip and Christmas cookies. She also cherished lunch outings with her former high school classmates and kept in touch with loved ones through Facebook. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Lori (Randy) Stock; grandchildren, Jason (Alexis) Stock, Wesley (Dr. Laura) Stock and Robert Markham as well as nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, William Urch, and several sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and adoptive parents; her husband Ralph; daughter, Kristy and son, Craig; a granddaughter, Rachel Markham; sisters, Jean and Evelyn and brothers, Glenn, Harold and Jim. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church, 2018 N. Rt. 47 in Woodstock. Visitation will take place from 12:30 pm until the 2:00 pm Memorial Service celebrated by Rev. Eric Corbin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Woodstock. The Schneider Leucht Merwin Cooney Funeral home assisted the family with the arrangements. For information, contact the Funeral Home at 815-338-1710 or visit

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