Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker
Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker
  • July 6, 1919 - October 19, 2017
  • O Fallon, Illinois

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BELLEVILLE- Ruth Theresa Schifferdecker, 98, of Belleville passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at The Colonnade Senior Living Center in O'Fallon, IL.
She was born July 6, 1919 in Belleville to Arthur J. and Mary E. (nee Koch) Belleville. She married John "Jack" Sutherland and he preceded her in death. She later married Leroy Schifferdecker and he also preceded her in death.
She is preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Lucille, one brother, William, and one grandson, David Sutherland.
Surviving are her son Paul (Susan) Sutherland; grandson, Steve (Cheryl) Sutherland; great grandchildren, Erin, Kelsey, Amanda (Chris), Paige, and Alyssa; future great-great grandchild, Benjamin; and several other extended family including her "nieces".
Ruth was a longtime resident of Belleville. She was very kind, caring, and creative. She wrote Storybooks with illustrations for her great grandchildren and enjoyed crafts. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her. She was a former member of the Senior Citizens Club in Belleville and volunteered throughout the community.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home in Belleville. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday evening at the funeral home. Burial will be in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Belleville.
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Memorials may be made to St. Paul U.C.C. in Belleville or a charity of choice.