Ruth E. Lien

1939-02-18 - 2021-12-23

Funeral Home: Crete Funeral Home 1182 Main Street Crete IL (Map-it)


Service Date: 0000-00-00

Service Time:

Cemetery: St Luke's Cemetery 725 Penfield, Beecher, Illinois (Map-it)

Info: 708-672-7600

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Ruth E. Lien (nee Kelson) age 82 of Crete, Illinois passed away on December 23, 2021.  Beloved wife to the late Richard (1992); loving mother to Jayne Jedlicka and Beth Lien.  Beautiful grandmother to Sarah (Tom) Balsys and great grandmother to Matthew.  Dear sister to Larry (Vicki) Kelson and the late William (late Audrey) Kelson. Fond sister in law Shirley Ervin.  Many nieces and nephews.  

Visitation Thursday, January 6th, from 2:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at the Crete Funeral Home, 1182 Main Street, Crete, Illinois. Funeral service at the funeral home on Friday @ 11:00 A.M. Interment: St. Luke Cemetery, Beecher, IL. Info: (708) 672-7600.



  1. Beth on December 28, 2021 at 11:37 am
    I love you and miss you to the moon!!

  2. Mary Beth on December 28, 2021 at 6:23 pm
    Beth…sending my sympathy and prayers for comfort for your loss.
    Mary Beth

  3. Vicki Buchanan on December 30, 2021 at 4:44 pm
    Beth and Jayne,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Vicki Buchanan (Johnston)

  4. Nancy Thunherst on January 4, 2022 at 9:19 am
    So sorry for tge loss of your mother, my prayers and thoughts are with you

  5. Judith Jones on January 6, 2022 at 7:30 am
    Rest In Peace Ruth Classmate of mine Condolences to your family

  6. Wendy Johnson on January 6, 2022 at 8:10 am
    Our sincere sympathies for your loss. Sending all our love thoughts and prayers.
    All our love,
    The Johnson Family

  7. Julie Ciarlo on January 6, 2022 at 8:53 pm
    Beth and Jayne
    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Gail Dahn on February 13, 2022 at 9:24 am
    Beth and Jayne,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother. Ruth was our very good friend and classmate for over 70 years. Loved your mom and will miss her very much.
    Gail and Willis Dahn

  9. Tim Bruin on April 23, 2022 at 5:44 am
    Jayne & Beth, sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your mom and dad were very special people to me growing up. I was fortunate to know her. To this day I have only the fondest memories of times spent with you and your family.

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