Willie Ruth Fitch

Willie Ruth nee Eaves  Fitch, age 91 of Edwardsville, IL, born July 2, 1923 in Dresden, TN passed away at 5:43 pm on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Relias Bonne Eau Hospice Home in Edwardsville, IL with family by her side. 

Ruth was a retired CNA. She was a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon, IL.  Ruth enjoyed crocheting, gardening, and spending time with her family. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Harrison Fitch; three sons:  James Patrick Fitch, Roger Dale Fitch and Phillip Henry Fitch; and grandson, Jon Harrison Fitch. 

She is survived by her son, Dennis Michael Fitch of Fort Smith, AR; two daughters:  Betty Ruth (Stephen) Lueck of Edwardsville, IL and Demaris Jane Tognarelli of Collinsville, IL; seven grandchildren:  Sheila (Michael) Gehner, Michelle (Brad) Duncan, Aaron (Danielle) Fitch, Stephen (Rebecca) Fitch, Catherine Lueck, Zachary Tognarelli and Anna Fitch; eight great grandchildren:  Abigail Fitch, Lydia Fitch, Edyn Fitch, Traelyn Fitch, Silas Gehner, Cooper Fitch,  Chloe Fitch, and Gibson Fitch; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Memorial visitation will be 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL 62062. 

Memorial service will be at 4pm following the visitation with Rev. Richard Unger officiating. A private burial will take place at a later date at Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorials to be made to Hospice of Southern, IL and will be received at the funeral home.

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