Ruth Ann, nee Bierman, Calvert, 83, of Marissa, IL; born on July 15, 1933 in Steeleville, IL; passed away on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at the New Athens Home for the Aged in New Athens, IL.
Mrs. Calvert was a homemaker. She was a member of the Marissa Senior Citizens Center and the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. Ruth enjoyed playing bingo and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. She was a very loving mother and was known for always taking care of people.
She was preceded in death by her parents – Herbert and Alma, nee Joost, Bierman. Her husband William “Smokey” Calvert whom she married on August 10, 1956 in Corinth, MS and who passed away on February 27, 1990.
One sister – Gladys Hartman.
She is survived by her children – Connie (James) Cominsky of St. Louis, MO; Linda (Kenny) Bozeman of The Villages, FL; Paula (Javie) Hoover of New Athens, IL; Becky (Randy) Gregory of Marissa, IL; Janet Calvert of Edwardsville, IL; Jason (Marnie) Calvert of Murrieta, CA; Tim (Donna) Calvert of St. Louis, MO. 17 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. One sister – Evelyn (Dale) Walker of Marion, IL.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, August 1, 2016 from 9:00am to 12:00noon.
Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL on Monday, August 1, 2016 at 12:00noon with Rev. John Lukomski officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held at the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers. XOXO Elizabeth
Posted by: Elizabeth Brewer – Austin, TX Jul 28, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your mother Paula. Prayers to you and your family.
Posted by: Susan Broadway – New Athens, IL – Friend Jul 28, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss. I know the days ahead will be full of many emotions, but, just think of it like the skin of an onion peeling away those emotions. Just want you to know I will be praying for you all. May it be a time of pulling together and forgiveness.
Victoria Rowland Reinkoester
Posted by: Victoria Reinkoester – Walker, IA – Friend Jul 28, 2016
Prayers of peace and love to Connie and family in remembrance of your momma.
Posted by: Carol Niec – Grayslake, IL – Friend Jul 28, 2016
Sweet memories of a sweet lady. She always made me feel comfortable in her presence.
Posted by: Beth (Lawson) Short – Montrose, CA – Acquaintance Jul 28, 2016
I remember Ruth well. she was always on the go with the kids and probably mine included. So sorry for your loss. God bless all of you.
Posted by: Sharon (Marler) Dent – Belleville, IL – Friend Jul 29, 2016
Connie and Linda sorry for your loss our prayers are with you
Posted by: Louise Maynor and family – belleville, IL – Acquaintance Jul 29, 2016
Sincere sympathy! Billy & Donna Petri
Posted by: LaDonna Petri – New Athens, IL – Friend Jul 30, 2016
I am so sorry for your loss..Ruth was one of a kind… Always so energized and happy…
Posted by: Betty Stone (Geralds) – Scott city, MO – Friend Jul 31, 2016
“Maybe when we die, our Real Selves shake off the confines of our skin & bones & even those who never danced or turned cartwheels on Earth will pirouette & spin lightly, gaily, gorgeously through the universe.”- kay foley ……………….Connie and family -thinking of you all
Posted by: Sonya Stevenson – St.Louis, MO – Friend Jul 31, 2016
Dear Paula, Javie, Tim and all,
We are very sorry for the loss of your dear mother Ruth. May all her memories return to her in heaven, so she may look upon you and remember you in her heart, as you will remember her in yours.
Love, Lynne and Lori
Posted by: Lynne and Lori Schneider – Paderborn, IL – Friend Aug 03, 2016
Connie, Linda, Paula, Tim, Becky, Janet, and Jason,
I would like to express my heartfelt sympathies to all of you and your families. Ruth was a very kind woman and our whole community shares in your grief. Her commitment to helping others is her legacy and appreciated by all.
I just learned of her passing and I am so sorry that I was not at the memorial service. Growing up with your family makes my absence even more regrettable.
Posted by: Bryan Bingel – Marissa, IL – Friend Aug 27, 2016