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Ruth Hoth

Ruth Hoth

Ruth Agnes, nee Huber, Hoth, 95; of New Athens, IL; born September 23, 1916 in Monroe County, IL; passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2012 at her home.

Mrs. Hoth was court reporter. She was a member of the United Methodist Church in New Athens. Ruth enjoyed volunteering at the Maria Center in St. Louis, Mo.

She is preceded in death by her parents Wyman and Agnes, nee Howald, Huber. Her husband Leland A. Hoth. 1 brother Wyman J. Huber, Jr..

She is survived by 1 nephew – Rodney (Debbie) Huber of New Athens, IL. 2 nieces – Pattie (Jon) Harry of Louisville, KY; Lynn Jablonski of St. Louis, MO. 6 great nieces and nephews – Don Huber; Dan Huber; Renee Deterding; Lucas Harry; Mackenzie Harry; Joshua Harry. 4 great great nieces and nephews – Taylor Deterding; Lainey Deterding; Palin Deterding; Brooke Deterding.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice or the United Methodist Church.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Funeral: Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, June 20, 2012 at 10:00am with Rev. Ron Chase officiating.

Interment: Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL

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  1. Administrator says:

    In 2006 when my dad, Kenneth Howald, came from St. Louis to live with my husband David and me in Longview, TX, I got to meet and get acquainted with many relatives via the phone. Dads’ hearing wasn’t the best, so I got the job of translating for him. Ruth was a blessing; always kind with an encouraging word. I look to the day when I can speak to both Dad and Ruth, face to face with Jesus. What a glorious celebration.

    Posted by: Pam Bell – Longview, TX – first cousin once removed Jun 18, 2012

  2. Administrator says:

    I have known Aunt Ruth for 34 plus years. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She looked for the good in everyone and tried to improve the person that needed help. She got lots of people jobs and always helped people out in anyway possible. She loved children and took my kids to Grants Farm, The Zoo and the Science Center to mention a few. She sent my daughter to cake decoratomg class. She took all

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    Posted by: Debbie Huber – New Athens,, IL – niece by marriage Jun 18, 2012

  3. Administrator says:

    I met Ruth thru her mother, as a customer at the Bank in New Athens where I worked. And once you met Ruth, friendship just followed. She came to the United Methodist Church and we sat together as long as we could still be there. That led to doing things together, a Birthday Group of about 8 women as we celebrated a day out to lunch, with mutual friends that we had. As the group dwindled, we still kept in touch and so many good memlories of phone calls, still lunches at various places and even grocery shopping, a favorite thing for her because she loved to cook and entertain. We all are blessed to have special angels in our lives. Thanks Ruth !

    Posted by: Dorothy Hacker – New Athens, IL – friend Jun 18, 2012

  4. Administrator says:

    Although I have known “Aunt Ruth” for more than 20 years, it hasn’t been that
    long ago that I learned her last name. You see the story begins at a celebration
    many years ago at Rosie’s Yellow Rose. I was working as a waitress on Friday
    nights and this group of ladies always came in to eat together and share stories. Ruth was one of these special ladies. Always a kind word, so polite,
    and just so proper. I admired her from the first time I took an order from her
    for a catfish fillet sandwich and Rosie’s potato salad, rye bread with that please, just one piece though, no need to bring two and waste There was a special birthday celebration in the Mueller/Huber family one Saturday evening.
    Both of my children were with me in the kitchen and “Aunt Ruth” was in charge
    of making the punch. She let my 10 year old daughter help. When they were finished, my daughter asked me who the “punch lady” was. I told her she was a very special friend of the family and her name was “Aunt Ruth”. From then on
    she was known as “The Punch Lady” in our home. So Ruth, I’m sure that as soon as our Good Lord finds out how good your home-made punch is, you will be in charge of making it for him also. Rest in Peace dear Ruth.

    Posted by: Joan Rickert Jun 19, 2012

  5. Administrator says:

    My Mom was always talking about this person “Ruth” and when I finally met her I knew why she became such a good friend of my Mom’s. She was just the sweetest person. She will be truly missed.

    I remember the last time I saw Ruth, my Mom & I took her a brain sandwich. Even though she didn’t have much of an appetite by then, she called my Mom a few days later and said she ate every last bit of that sandwich and it was delicious!

    You all have my sympathy and will be in my thoughts today.


    Posted by: Jeanne Jansen – Fairview Heights, IL – friend Jun 20, 2012

  6. Administrator says:

    Every family should have an Aunt Ruth. She loved us unconditionally. She supported us without question. She lived life her life to the fullest and took pleasure in the moments that she shared with family and friends. She was and will always be one of the most precious blessings in my life. God welcomed her home today and I know that his first words to her had to have been”Job well done.” Pattie Harry

    Posted by: Pattie Harry – LOUISVILLE, KY – niece Jun 21, 2012

  7. Administrator says:

    Aunt Ruth was a very nice lady. Every time i went there before i went in i would ask mom if could have a soda. I went in and the first thing Ruth said was do you want a strawberry soda? she was also so kind and would never talk bad about anyone or anything. i will miss her

    Posted by: lainey deterding – IL Jun 21, 2012

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