Ruth L. Stoeber
Ruth Stoeber Ruth Louise Stoeber, nee Bechtoldt, 87, born October 5, 1929, in Belleville, Ill., passed away, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, in Belleville, Ill. Ruth was a jewel to all who knew and loved her. She was married to the love of her life Clinton, also known as "Slick" for 63 years. To this beautiful union brought three children. The two of them enjoyed traveling the world together. Ruth was a member of the Paderborn-Belleville's Sister City, a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, and also a member of the Belleville Boat Club. She was a loving mom, grandma, and great-grandma. She will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her. She was preceded in death by, her loving husband Clinton J. "Slick" Stoeber; her parents, Paul and Amanda, nee Wagner, Bechtoldt; her sister, Helen Stoll and her brothers, Russell Bechtoldt and Harold Bechtoldt, who passed away in childhood. Surviving are her loving children; Jerry Stoeber, of Edwardsville, Ill., Susan (Tom) Foster, of Smithton, Ill. and Marcia (Dan) Forcade, of Chandler, Ariz.; her grandchildren, Melana Stoeber, Jenna Stoeber, Jeffrey (Jen) Foster, Kimberly (Chris) Thomas, Michael (Jill) Forcade and Christine (John) Miller; her great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Mason, Cameron, Logan, Ethan, and Samantha; and a number of dear relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, Memorials are appreciated to Hospice of Southern Illinois or Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill. Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017 at Lake View Funeral Home, Fairview Heights, Ill., Pastor Brian Downs, Zion Lutheran Church, officiating. An additional visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Services: Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. Burial will take place in Lake View Memorial Gardens. LAKE VIEW & MEMORIAL GARDENS, Fairview Heights, Ill.
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