Ruth Ellyn (Dart) Sons

February 13, 1943 ~ October 13, 2020 (age 77)


Ruth Ellyn Dart-Sons, 77, of Tonica, passed away peacefully on October 13, 2020 in ManorCare of Palos Heights West. 

Regrettably, due to Covid-19, funeral services will be private on Saturday at the Tonica United Methodist Church with Rev. Deepak Holkar officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Tonica. The Hurst Funeral Home in Tonica is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Dart-Sons was born in Evergreen Park on February 12, 1943 to Lawrence and Marian (Shirran) Dart. She married James Lee Sons on June 20, 1964 . She graduated from Tonica High School and MidState College.  She worked at Straughn Insurance in Lostant. She was very active in her church, Topps, Oscar Investment Club, and Red Hats. Mrs. Sons was President of St. Bede Mother’s Club and President of Tonica Junior Women's Club.

Mrs. Sons is survived by three children John (Lisa) Derrick Sons of Homer Glen, Jamie Lynn Sons of Bettendorf, IA, and Jeffrey William Sons of St. Charles; four grandchildren: Colin, Keira, Brogan, and Declan Sons;  brother Willliam (Evelyn) Dart and sister Lora (John) Immel; and many nieces and nephews

She was preceded in death by her son in infancy Duane Sons on February 7, 1971, sister Betty (Bob) Jenson, and infant brother Donald Dart.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Tonica United Methodist Church.

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