Obituary: Ruth Lillian Prest

Services will be held Jan. 5 for Ruth Lillian Prest of Libertyville.

Ruth Lillian Prest (nee Roemer), 85, of Libertyville, passed away peacefully with family at her side December 30, 2012 at Condell Medical Center, Libertyville.

Beloved wife of the late James A. Prest, sister of Dorothy Nolan, Mary L. Roemer, Jim Roemer (Cec) and Bob Roemer. Wonderful mom to Patricia A. Prest, Tim Prest (Bonnie), Tom Prest (Bay), Pete Prest, Mike Prest (Rosanna) and Mari MacDonald (Paul). Daughter of Al and Lillian Roemer, Sister-in-Law of Helen Herman (Charlie). Beloved grandmother of Calvin and Carlton Prest, Hannelore and Aileen MacDonald, Andrea and Jimmy Prest. Loving Aunt to Jim, Pat, Terry, Nancy, Kathy and Mary Nolan, Karen, Celia and Steve Roemer, Kurt, Kris and Karl Roemer, David, Mark and Todd Dalgaard.

Ruth was a friend to many, a longtime bridge player, election judge, member of the Mundelein Women's Golf League, and volunteer at the Winchester House. She graduated from Waukegan Township High School in 1945, was a beloved employee at the Rockland Professional Center, and was a longtime parishioner of St. Joseph’s Church.

A funeral Mass will be held Saturday, January 5th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 121 East Maple Ave Libertyville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the St. Anastasia Catholic School, 629 Glen Flora Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085 or the American Cancer Society.

—McMurrough Funeral Home provided this information.


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