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Alvina Ruth Kuffel

Published: Monday, July 22, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

ASHTON – Alvina Ruth Kuffel, 99, of Ashton, died Friday, July 19, 2013, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center in Franklin Grove.

She was born Nov. 6, 1913, in Peru, the daughter of Carl and Alvina (Ottenbach) Liebe, and married Adolph Kuffel on June 26, 1937, in Hennepin. Ruth worked for Westclox in Peru and with her husband in their grocery stores in Walton and Kingston.

She is survived by two daughters, Janice (Don) Reinhold of Franklin Grove and Leanne (Dale) Vesta of Sycamore; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Rosemary Liebe of Ladd; and a brother-in-law, Don Seaton of LaSalle.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Marlene Larson; sister, Inez Seaton and brothers, Sonny, Eldon and William “Button” Liebe.

There will be no visitation. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. Beverage-Lyons Family Funeral Home in Aston handled arrangements.

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