Ruth Lillian Schreiber
(Died December 1, 2012)
Ruth Lillian Schreiber
On December 1, 2012, Ruth Lillian Schreiber, age 89, passed away.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Alvin; her mother, Amanda Essig; her brother, James Bowles, and her sister, June Norvil.
Ruth was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield. Deeply adored by her family, a treasure for those who called her "friend," Ruth's death will leave an absence in the hearts of those who loved her. Her passing from this world, however, has already been transformed into a certain kind of joy—for her and us—knowing she is now in the arms of her Savior, Jesus.
Ruth is survived by her four sons: Neil and his wife, Darlene, (Nashville); Mark and his wife, Connie, (St. Louis); Paul and his wife, Andréa, (St. Louis); and a foster son, Steve (Las Vegas).
Ruth is survived by one brother, LeRoy (Chicago). Numbered among the family members who knew Ruth's bright smile and trusted love are ten grandchildren: Melissa, Rick, Christian, Amanda, Amy, Kimberly, Jesse, Tiffany, Ashley and Jeremy; 18 great-grandchildren: Alessandra, Ben, Miranda, Karlie, Andy, Tiffany, Corryn, Caitlyn, Alyssa, Zachary, Hazel, Heather, Rhianna, Macalyn, Kingston, Lyric, Keaton and Kolton; and three great-great-grandchildren: Anthony, Wednesday and James.
Known as "Ruth," "Ruthie," "Sweetie," "Ma," "Mom," "Aunt Ruth," and "Grandma," Ruth Schreiber lived her life, even through her year-long struggle with cancer, as a woman full of grace and class. Godly, wise, loving, funny, forgiving, she gave of herself whenever she could, regardless of convenience or sacrifice. We miss you, Ruth, and we thank God for you. We will cherish the wonderful memories you have given us that make our lives richer, even as we remember your gentle ways, good cheer, and wise counsel.
Viewing will be today, December 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Greenlawn South Funeral Home on Battlefield and Campbell. The funeral will be held Friday, December 7, in Redeemer Lutheran Church at 2852 S. Dayton, beginning at 11:00 a.m. There will be additional time for viewing at the church before the service. Graveside committal will be in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery on 5021 S. Southwood at 1:00 p.m. A luncheon at the church will follow the cemetery service.