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“We were lucky to know Ruth and Marty from sitting with them at 5pm mass. Lovely people. Please accept our sympathy. I know you will miss Ruth. We...Read More »
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“Dear John,My most sincere condolence; you and your mothers are in my prayers.Milton ”
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Ruth E. McCarthy, age 91, of Crete passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019. She is survived by her loving husband, of 49 years, Martin; children, Frank Sharpe, Patricia Sharpe, and John Sharpe; grandchildren, Frank Sharpe, Jr., Leonard Cribari, Dana Wierzba, and Jason Sharpe; 7 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her brothers, Bernard and Howard Sundberg; and sister, Dorothy Barker.
Friends may meet with the family on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 1 to 6 pm at Burdan Funeral Home 12901 Wicker Ave (corner of Rt 41 & 129th Ave) Cedar Lake. A prayer service will take place at 5:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, July 22, 2019 at 10:00 am DIRECTLY at Holy Name Catholic Church with Fr. Mike Surufka, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood, IL.
Ruth was a long time member of Holy Name Church. She was a very generous and giving person who centered everything around her family, especially cherishing time with her grandchildren. She loved Christmas and being on the lawn mower. Ruth had an amazing sense of humor, she touched many lives, and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.