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Ruth Carol Garriott
  • First Christian Church of Sterling
    3400 6th Avenue
    Sterling, IL 61081
  • Sterling High School Hall of Fame
    Sterling, IL

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Ruth C. Garriott, 85 of Sterling died Sunday April 14, 2019 at the Citadel of Sterling.

She was born on December 16, 1933 in Sterling, the daughter of Martin L. and Florence Bernice (McPherson) Janssen and was a 1951 graduate of Sterling High School. She married Clifford Garriott Jr on February 3, 1952 in Sterling. He died November 21, 2017. She had worked as a book keeper at the Sterling Rock Falls Clinic. Ruth was a member of the First Christian Church in Sterling.

Surviving are her sons: Curtis L. Garriott of Charleston, IL, David C. (Becky) Garriott and Scott D. (Amy) Garriott both of Sterling; her daughter Christine D. (Donald) Verando of Danville, IL; her sister, Suzanne Griffith of Woodburn, OR; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers: Douglas and Neil Janssen; and a daughter in law Brenda Garriott.

Visitation will be held on Friday April 19, 2019 from 9:30 – 11 AM at the First Christian Church in Sterling. The funeral will follow at 11 AM with the Reverend Zachary Mapes, pastor officiating. Burial will conclude at Oak Knoll Memorial Park. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Christian Church of Sterling or to the Sterling High School Hall of Fame Scholarship.