Ruth Caroline Slater (nee Von Arx), 90, of North Riverside, died Sept. 11, 2012.

Born in Chicago on Nov. 7, 1921 to Hubert and Elsie (nee Schulz) Von Arx, she attended Austin High School and Wright Junior College, participating in band and orchestra.

In her 20s, Ms. Slater worked as a commercial artist and later worked for the Chicago Presbytery. She married William Henry Slater on June 21, 1947, and she was active at Christ Presbyterian Church (formerly North Riverside Presbyterian). She was a volunteer for various organizations, belonged to the Quilters Guild and was a mall walker.

Her love of art and music started early in life and continued throughout. She generously gave her artwork to others and displayed it at the North Riverside Village Commons.

She was the wife of the later William H. Slater; the mother of William James Slater, Linda (Steve) Ruby and Pat Cookingham; the grandmother of Aaron (Roxie) Cookingham , Alissa Cookingham, Ben (Darcie) Ruby and Jake Ruby; the great-grandmother of Aaden Cookingham and Maggie Cookingham; the sister of the late June (the late Lee) Arquette, the late Frank (Ann) Von Arx; the sister-in-law of the late Thomas and the late Ann Slater; and the aunt of many.

A funeral service was held Sept. 15 at Christ Presbyterian Church in North Riverside, followed by interment at Elm Lawn Cemetery.

Memorial donations are appreciated to Christ Presbyterian Church, 2350 8th Ave., North Riverside, Ill. 60546.