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Mrs. Ruth A. (Barnes) Pollard

August 25, 1930 ~ May 21, 2019 (age 88)

Ruth A. Pollard, 88, of Lincoln, Illinois, formerly of Galesburg, died at 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, 2019 in Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.

Ruth was born August 25, 1930 in Galesburg, the daughter of Glen and Anna (Gilruth) Barnes.  She lived most of her life in Galesburg before moving to Lincoln to be near family.

She is survived by two sons, William Pollard of O’Fallon, Illinois and David (and Carol) Pollard of Summerfield, Illinois; two daughters, Pamela Pollard of Lincoln and Peggy (and Steve) Williamson of Heyworth, Illinois; six grandchildren, Chris (and Stacey) Ewing, Amy (and Anthony) Bolton, Evan Williamson, Benjamin Pollard, Andrew Pollard and Daniel Pollard and three great grandchildren.  She is preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Terry Hand; a son, Mark Pollard; two brothers, Herschel Barnes and Dale Barnes and a sister, Lois Billings.

Ruth graduated from Galesburg High School in 1948.  She worked in the dietary department at Galesburg Cottage Hospital for many years, before retiring in 1995.  While in Galesburg, she attended First Christian Church and Bethany Baptist Church. 

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services Galesburg Chapel.  Rev. William Dolan will officiate.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral service at the chapel.  Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Galesburg.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.  Online condolences may be made at

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