Ruth E. Rule

Ruth E. Rule, age 88 of Maryville, IL, formerly of Collinsville, born January 24, 1927 in Granite City, IL passed away at 6:20 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, 2015 at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, IL.

Ruth spent her life supporting her husband and family.  Her passions were cooking, sewing of all types, and being with her family.  She was a member of the Canasta Card Club in Collinsville for over 30 years, and attended St. John United Church of Christ in Collinsville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John E. and Laura nee Barker Parker; a sister, Louise Schiff; and a granddaughter, Angela Moore.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, E. L. Rule, whom she married on April 29, 1945; a son, Keith (Kathie) Rule of Spring Branch, TX; a daughter, Karol (Bruce) Balbin of San Antonio, TX; three grandchildren:  Travis Rule, Kate (Austin) MacKintosh, and Kristina Balbin; four great grandchildren:  Emma Balbin, Karsten Moore, Sean and Case MacKintosh; a brother, John (Martha) Parker of Collinsville, IL; a sister, Maxine Dunning of Haubstadt, IN; and Angela’s husband, Brian Moore.

Visitation will be from 3pm to 6pm on Thursday, November 12, 2015 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, 2800 North Center Street, Maryville, IL.

Graveside service will be at 10am on Friday, November, 2013 at Lake View Cemetery in Fairview Heights, IL with Rev. Tony Minear officiating.

Memorials may be made to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and will be received at the funeral home.

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