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Ruth B. Toal

Ruth B. (Diehl) Toal, nee Kuehner, 92, of Waterloo, IL, died September 8, 2017, in Waterloo, IL. She was born December 11, 1924, in Columbia, IL.

She is survived by her husband Jack B. Toal; children Thomas (Cynthia Wallis-Hill) Diehl, Barbara (Michael) Munger, Kristine (Jerome) Wittenauer, Patricia (Jeffrey) Scace, & Jennifer (David) Trousdale; 12 grandchildren Benjamin (Cristine) Diehl, Jason (Lisa) Diehl, Courtny (Maris) Kozulins Munger, Kelen (A.J.) Tissier, Jacob (Maggie Musso) Wittenauer, Jessica Wittenauer, Madison Scace, Dalton Scace, Ruth Morgan Trousdale, Sydney Trousdale, Brianna Trousdale, & Charlie Trousdale; 5 great-grandchildren; Jack's Children Pat (Rick) Tangeman, John (Cindy) Toal, Jim (Karla) Toal, & David (Libby) Toal; Jack's grandchildren Kevin (Brittany) Tangeman, Justin (Kelly) Toal, Josh (Julie) Toal, Chelsey (Kyle) Hermann, Jacob (Dani) Toal, Megan (Ryan) Lothian, & Ava Margaret Toal; sisters-in-law; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her first husband LeRoy H. Diehl; parents Alvin & Elizabeth (nee Toenjes) Kuehner; children Mary & Robert Diehl; and sister Loretta Toenjes.

Ruth was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, Gibault Women's Club, former florist & business owner, devout Catholic & supporter of Catholic Education. She loved her German Heritage & raising her family in Monroe County. She had an optimistic spirit & her love of life she shared with all who knew her.

4 PM to 8 PM Monday, September 11, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
8 AM until 9:00 AM Tuesday Quernheim Funeral Home
Funeral Mass:
9:30 AM Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Msgr. Carl Scherrer officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Cemetery in Waterloo, IL


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Pat I am sorry to hear about you mom and I do know how you feel. I lost my mom when she 70. Your mom was a beautiful lady and I know you will miss her.

Pat Scott-Jnes Sep 18 2017 12:00 AM

Please accept our condolences. We just learned today of Ruth's passing. My strongest impression of Ruth over the years was that she was very kind. I am sure that her spirit lives on.

Paul and Jane Leingang Sep 17 2017 12:00 AM

Jennifer and Family,
God loves each of you...
Continue to pray, as I will for you, for peace and tranquility.

Pat Harris
Ursuline Academy

Patricia Harris Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

my sincerest condolences to your family on your loss.

Steve Lance Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Family and friends, I am so sorry to hear of Ruths passing. She was such a sweet Lady, I so enjoyed getting to know her ( and Jack) while I was working at Designs unlimited. It was an honor to know her and her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Sue Huffman Flowers

sue huffman flowers Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

So sad to hear of the passing of Ruth. Ruth was my first cousin, her father and my father were brothers. Whenever I saw Ruth over the years, she always had a smile on her face. She was kind, smart, and full of energy, a very remarkable woman. She lived a long life but it is always hard to say good-bye. My condolences to all her children and extended family.

Donna Kuehner Heisler Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ruth Toal

Mary Becker & family Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to families. Ruth always had a smile when I saw her. Love & God Bless

Mary Mosir Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

To the Diehl family,
Allow me to express my deep sympathy over the loss of dear Ruth.
As a favorite, first cousin, I found her both delightful & always interesting. Loved her wise,wry & intelligent smile.
Living in southern Arizona will not allow me to attend any services for Ruth.

Her keen & energetic spirit will live on in all of you.

Peace & all good things to all you during this time of sadness.

RICHARD ROTH Sep 12 2017 12:00 AM

Thoughts and prayers to the Toal and Diehl families

Chris Ziebold Sep 11 2017 12:00 AM

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