November 3, 1942 - December 30, 2020
Ruth Allis, age 78, was called to Heaven on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, due to complications after heart valve surgery. Given the gift of life on November 3, 1942, to John and Helen Maksen (Capplen) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On June 19, 1982, Ruth was united in marriage to Gary Allis in Kenosha. Ruth earned her nursing degree from Gateway Technical Institute in Kenosha and enjoyed a career as a registered nurse for more than 20 years at St. Catherine’s Hospital in Kenosha. Upon retirement, she and Gary moved to Vilas County, where she was very active in the community. Ruth was elected Winchester Town Clerk, as which she served for 16 years. She was also involved in the Winchester Women’s Social Club, and tending the Memorial Garden. Ruth and Gary were devoted members of the Living Hope Church, where she also served as Treasurer and actively participated in the Women’s and Evening Bible Study groups. Ruth took great pride in everything she did and touched, and tirelessly gave to others. She was an avid gardener and made cherished greeting cards. She was an amazing cook and loved to bake. She and her daughter Amy would make thousands of Christmas cookies every year to share this gift of love with family and friends. Ruth loved spending time with family. She and Gary vacationed every winter in Florida, where family would gather. They also enjoyed traveling to visit their daughters, who reside in Wisconsin, Georgia, Texas, and Idaho. Those left behind to remember Ruth are her husband of 38 years, Gary Allis; her daughters, Amy (Jack) Wells-Parise, Sarah (Jon) Whittier, Rebecca (Rich) Wensel, Jodi (Todd) Podhaisky, and Jennifer Allis; grandchildren Elizabeth and Kate Whittier, Helen and Lucille Wensel, and Brien, Kelly and Zachary Podhaisky; brother Robert Maksen; plus many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her sister, Joan. A memorial service honoring Ruth’s life will be held in the Summer. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Living Hope Church, Winchester, WI 54557.
Ruth Allis, age 78, was called to Heaven on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, due to complications after heart valve surgery. Given the gift of life on November 3, 1942, to John and Helen Maksen (Capplen) in Kenosha, Wisconsin. On June 19, 1982,... View Obituary & Service Information
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