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Ruth Hajek Cobb, 73

Ruth Hajek Cobb, 73, of Chatham, Ill., passed away on May 23, 2009, at St. John's Hospice.

She was born in Detroit, Mich., the daughter of Anthony and Signe Olson Hajek. Ruth spent her entire career in the elementary school classroom, the majority of which was in the Whitefish Bay, Wis., school system.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a step-father, Owen Harris of Prescott, Wis., and Howell Cobb, her husband of 22 years.

She is survived by a brother, James (wife Gladys) Hajek of Springfield, Ill.; a half-brother, Donald (wife Virginia) Harris of Hardy, AK; and a step-brother, Gordon (wife Dana) Harris of Prescott, Wis.; and two step-daughters, Gina Edane of Portage, Wis., and Tina Smith of Montgomery Village, Md.; and several nephews, nieces and cousins.

A memorial service will be held in Prescott, Wis., at a later date.

Services are under the direction of Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S. Koke Mill Road, Springfield.

Please visit the online obituary at where tributes and condolences may be left for the family.