Ruth Ellen Roque, 78, of Rantoul formerly of Gibson City peacefully passed away Monday September 12, 2022 at the Eagle View Supportive Living Center in Rantoul.
Graveside services will be held at the Onarga Township Cemetery in Onarga, Pastor Stacy Landry officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to CATSNAP of Champaign.
Ruth was born October 6, 1943 in Iroquois County a daughter of Glenn O. and Eldrid E. Oldridge Niswander. She married Charles F. Roque on December 4, 2004 in Onarga.
She is survived by her husband Charles F. Roque of Rantoul, her daughter Kristy Siebert of Saybrook, two granddaughters Katie (Ryan) Clements of Arrowsmith and Taylor Siebert of Normal and her precious great granddaughter Harlow. She was preceded in death by a son Darwin Humphrey.
Ruth loved all animals, especially dogs and cats. Her greatest passion was her work. She loved nursing and taking care of her patients. She specialized in Geriatric Care, and she made sure her patients were well cared for and loved every day till the end. She did this with grace as she worked at several long-term care facilities including Gibson Area Hospital – Annex and Green Briar Nursing Home in Piper City, where she finished her career.
She will be missed by her family but her love for nursing will carry on in her granddaughter.