Ruth C. Brewer

Ruth C. Brewer, age 86 of Troy, IL, born January 23, 1931 in Belleville, IL, passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Liberty Village Care Center in Maryville, IL. 

Ruth was a retired telephone operator and secretary for Renner Amusement.  She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Troy, IL, and a former member and volunteer at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Collinsville, IL.  She was an avid Cardinal fan and enjoyed watching basketball. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Brewer; her parents, Benjamin and Louisa nee Wehmeyer Taff; three brothers:  Edward, Paul and Roland Taff; two sisters:  Charlotte Pabst and Louise Wiltenburg. 

She is survived by two daughters: Debra (Michael) Hoelscher of St. Jacob, IL and Vicki (Steven) Williams of Mattoon, IL, a son, David (Debbie) Brewer of St. Louis, MO; 8 grandchildren:  Christopher (Denise) Hoelscher, Brian (Kathleen) Hoelscher, Eric (Michelle) Hoelscher, Bridgette (Jacob) Bervig, Stacy (Dan) St. John, Darcy Williams,  Jayla and Alaya; 13 great grandchildren:  Drake (Tierra) St. John, Dylan, Dakota, Dustin, Sierra and Shyanne St. John, Colton and Matthew Bervig, Ceiba, Avocet, Brogan, Cora and Cohen Hoelscher; a sister, Lois (Bob) Stroh of O’Fallon, IL, and two sister-in-laws:  Marion Taff of Belleville, IL and Dawn Taff of CT. 

Visitation will be from 9am to 11am on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 112 N. Border Street, Troy, IL. 

Funeral service will be at 11am following the visitation with Rev. Mitchel Schuessler officiating.  George and Ruth will be buried together in Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL on Tuesday. 

Memorials may be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church or Vitas Hospice and will be received during the visitation or can be mailed to the funeral home.

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