Ruth J. Head, 92, of Benton, passed away Wednesday afternoon, July 3, 2019.
She was born in Hamilton County on May 4, 1927, the daughter of James Earl and Esta Pearline (Foster) Sullivan.
She married Samuel Franklin "Frank" Head on Oct. 12, 1949 in Carmi and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2013.
Mrs. Head is survived by her four children, Jim (Toni) Head of Benton, Jodene Head of Bloomington, Wayne (Martha) Head of Harrisburg and Linda (Michael) Fred of Urbana; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Edna Dunford of San Antonio.
Mrs. Head was preceded in death by her parents; husband, a daughter, Shirley Threewitt; a son, Larry Head; twin daughters, Rosalyn and Carolyn; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; and two brothers, Vernon and Edward Sullivan.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6 at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton with Pastor Karl Barnfield officiating.
Burial will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Thompsonville.
Visitation will be held 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois, and will be accepted at the funeral home at any time.