Ruth Herman

MORRIS—Ruth E. Herman, 86, of Morris, passed away peacefully with family on Sunday, May 21, 2023.
Born May 7, 1937, in Kentucky, she was the daughter of Lonnie and Thelma Bradley. When she was four they moved to Coal City. Ruth graduated from Coal City High School with the class of 1955. On June 25, 1955, she married Richard L. Herman at the Methodist Church of Coal City. Together they farmed in rural Morris and raised their five children.
Ruth was very active in the Morris community by serving on the Grundy County Board. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and Church Circle, BPW, and she earned her 50-year pin from the Grundy County Home Extension. She served as Regent and Vice Regent for the Alida C Bliss DAR Chapter. When her kids were young and active in 4-H, Ruth was very involved in that as well. She always made sure to attend her kids and grandkids sporting events. Ruth loved reading, gardening, and vacationing at their cabin in Wisconsin, but her greatest love was working the fields with her husband, Richard. She worked alongside him and her children from 1956 until 1992 when Richard passed. In 1995 she sold their farm and moved to Morris.
Ruth is survived by her children: Roberta (Ron) White, Rebecca (Mark) Sebby, Richard L. Herman Jr., Rodney Herman and Randy (Katie) Herman; her grandchildren: Jamie and Brad White, Jon (Tatiana) Sebby, Rick Sebby, Melissa (Jason) Abens, Robert (Brittney) Herman, Steve (Kendra) Herman, Matt (Amber) Herman, Clint (Delaney) Herman, Renee, Justine and Jeremy, Jacob and Brittany; eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Ruth was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Herman Sr.; her parents, her granddaughter, Marcy Herman; her brother, Velzie Bradley; her in-laws, Syrl and Arlene Herman; and numerous cousins, aunts, and uncles.
The family will be holding a private graveside service at Evergreen Cemetery on Sunday June 4.
The family asks that any donations be made to the First United Methodist Church in Morris or Lightways Hospice in Joliet.
An online guestbook can be found at where memories and photographs can be shared.
Arrangements have been entrusted to U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris.