Ruth Janet, nee Krieg, Erb, 86, of Marissa, IL; born on March 12, 1932 in Red Bud, IL; passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Coulterville Care Center in Coulterville, IL.
Mrs. Erb was a homemaker. She was a faithful member of Friedens United Church of Christ where she served on the church board and in the women’s guild, sang in the choir, played piano and taught Sunday school. She was very active in her community serving on the Marissa Recreational Area Board, helped with Khoury League and was a Cub Scout Den Mother. Ruth also enjoyed traveling.
She was preceded in death by her parents – William and Hulda, nee Voges, Krieg. Her husband – Mervin Erb whom she married on September 3, 1959 at Friedens United Church of Christ and who passed away on January 3, 2018.
She is survived by her sons – Jeffrey G. (Susan) Erb of O’Fallon, IL; Todd W. (Linda Bollmeier) of Marissa, IL. Her granddaughters – Michelle (Ryan Murray) Erb of Caseyville, IL; Emily Erb of O’Fallon, IL; Kaitlin Cowall of Belleville, IL. One sister – Carol Range of Red Bud, IL. One brother-in-law – Les Erb of Centralia, IL. One sister-in-law – Frieda Feig of Marissa, IL.
Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.heilschuessler.com.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Friedens United Church of Christ.
Visitation: Friends may call at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 9:00am to 11:00am.
Funeral: Services will be held at Friedens United Church of Christ in Marissa, IL on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 11:00am with Rev. Brett Palmer officiating.
Interment: Burial will be held in the Marissa Township Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.