Ruth M. Nagel
Ruth M. Nagel
  • September 23, 1925 - January 1, 2018
  • Nashville, Illinois

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Ruth M. Nagel, nee Speck, 92, of Nashville, Illinois, born September 23, 1925, in Nashville, Illinois, passed away, Monday, January 15, 2018 at Friendship Manor, Nashville, Illinois.

Ruth was a faithful member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ, in Nashville. She primarily worked for First National Bank; however, held a number of positions with the city and county, throughout her working career. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 110 Axillary. She loved to dance, played in a pinochle card club, and in her later years, she enjoyed painting. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in passing by her husband, Vernon E. Nagel, of Nashville, Illinois; her parents, Ferd and Pearl, nee Ahrens, Speck; a sister, Charlene Wilkey and brother-in-law, Kid Wilkey; and her loving dog, Sweetie.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her children, Shelley (Larry) Harper, of Nashville, Illinois and Kevin (Debbie) Nagel, of St. Charles, Missouri; her grandchildren, Patrick (Erica) Harper, Wendy (Chris) Morris, Ashley (Mark) Mattes, Laurie (Duane) Timmerberg; and seven great grandchildren and one on the way.

Memorials are appreciated to the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Washington University or to the Washington County Partners for Pets. Condolences may also be expressed online at

Visitation: Friends may call from 12 noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Illinois.

Funeral: A brief service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the funeral home with Pastor Beverly Kahle officiating. Entombment will follow in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.