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Ruth (Doonan) Bulfinch

March 10, 1921 April 24, 2013
Ruth (Doonan) Bulfinch
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RUTH (DOONAN) BULFINCH, 92, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Morrison, IL, died Wednesday, April 24, 2013 in Mesa. Ruth was born March 10, 1921, in Renville County, MN, to Raymond and Hanna (Carlson) Johnson. She was raised in the Coal Valley, IL area and attended Orion High School in Orion, IL and Western Illinois University. She married Lyle Doonan on May 8, 1942 in Coal Valley. He died April 19, 1977. She later married Alonzo Bulfinch on March 10, 1982 in Mesa, AZ. He died on August 12, 1990. Ruth and Lyle Doonan raised their family in Morrison, IL. She taught at various one room schools in the Morrison area, and later taught 1st grade in Morrison. She was a member of the Morrison United Methodist Church and later the Velda Rose United Methodist Church in Mesa. Survivors include one daughter, Nadine Davis of Mesa, AZ; two sons, Donald (Marianne) Doonan of Eldridge, IA and Richard (Patricia) Doonan of Chicago, IL; five grandchildren, Mechelle MacIver, Shan (Stephanie) Franklin, Jalene Hoover, Meagan (David Cassada) Doonan, Ryan (Claudia) Doonan; nine great grandchildren, Ian, Duncan and Heather MacIver, Tommy and Jack Franklin, Tyler and Harrison Hoover, Finian Cassada and Suzanne Doonan. She was preceded in death by her first and second husbands, Lyle Doonan and Alonzo Bulfinch; two brothers, George and Glenn Johnson.

FUNERAL SERVICE: 11:00 AM " Saturday " May 18, 2013 at the Morrison United Methodist ChurchOFFICIATING: Rev. Dan Schenck " Pastor of Morrison United Methodist ChurchVISITATION: 10:00 AM until the time of the service " Saturday " May 18, 2013 at the Morrison United Methodist ChurchGRAVESIDE SERVICE: 1:30 PM inurnment at the Grove Hill Cemetery " Morrison, IL

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