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Iva Ales

June 7, 1919 — April 24, 2018

Eureka-Iva Ruth Ales, 98, of Eureka, IL passed away at 9:45p.m. on Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Eureka.
She was born on June 7, 1919 in Secor, IL a daughter of Trancy and Irene Woosley Shoup. She married Chester Ales on February 19, 1942 in Secor, IL. He passed away in March 1991.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan(Craig) Bihlmayer of Germantown Hills, IL; seven grandchildren, Ronnie(Gina) Ales; Brenda(Ray) Ingram; Terry(Linda) Ales; Donnie Ales; Brian(Jennifer) Corbly; Jake(Ashley) Corbly; Rachel (George Mack) Corbly; 12 great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, Jerry Ales; daughter-in-law, Nancy Ales and one great grandson, Adam Reilly.
She loved having family dinners and enjoying the time she could spent with her family. She was a 4-H leader, she also did dairy sampling and she enjoyed sewing and gardening.
Iva Ruth was a member of Secor United Methodist Church where funeral services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Friday, April 27, 2018. Pastor Charlie Graul will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Secor Cemetery. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to a Charity of the Donor's Choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


APR 27. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Secor United Methodist Church
101 East Jones Street
Secor, IL 61771

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APR 27. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Secor United Methodist Church
101 East Jones Street
Secor, IL 61771

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