Ruth M. Topliss Houtakker Curran, 54 of Shullsburg, died Wednesday, April 18, 2012, at home. Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 21, at St. Patrick’s Church in Benton with Rev. David Flanagan officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Ruth was born on March 1, 1958, in Cuba City, the daughter of Joseph J. and Elizabeth (Hoelker) Topliss. Full obituary in the April 26, 2012 issue of the Republican Journal.