Ruth Marilyn (Haworth) Cummings

July 12, 1929 ~ July 1, 2020 (age 90)


Ruth Marilyn Haworth Cummings of Danville, Illinois left this life on July 1, 2020 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  A private family memorial service with burial at Sunset Memorial Park will take place.

Marilyn was born July 12, 1929 in Elwood, Illinois a daughter of Dwight and Bess Harris Haworth.  She married Lowell B. Cummings on August 31, 1947 at the Georgetown Friends Church in Georgetown, Illinois. 

Survivors include their children Jeffrey Cummings, Jerry (Vicky) Cummings, Jim (Terri) Cummings, Julie Cummings, seven grandchildren:  Nathan Cummings, Claire (Steven) Cummings-Martin, Zachary, Noah and Eli Bates, two step-grandchildren:  Kevin (Memory) Armstrong and Geroud Armstrong, two great-grandchildren:  Ryan and Owen Webb, and two step great-grandchildren Camille & Isabella Armstrong.  She is preceded in death by daughter Jody Jean, husband Lowell and sister, Dorothy Winifred Haworth Johnson.

Marilyn graduated from Georgetown High School, where she was a cheerleader.  She was known for her appreciation and love of music.  She sang with a dance band in her senior year of high school, Danville Oratorio choir, and directed the chancel choir at Danville United Church of Christ for several years.  Her interests included genealogy, music, crafts and enjoying her grandchildren. 

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