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Ruth Marian Waterkotte

Ruth Marian Waterkotte

Ruth Marian Waterkotte age 92, of Quincy died on Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 12:37 a.m. in her home. Ruth was born in LaGrange, MO on June 27, 1926, a daughter of August William and Alvina (Wagner) Sturhan. She married Orville Waterkotte on September 9, 1950 in Quincy's St. Boniface Catholic Church, he survives.
Ruth was a homemaker. She attended grade school in LaGrange and was a graduate of Quincy Senior High School. She was also a graduate of Gem City College. Ruth was a member of St. Francis Solanus Church. Her life was dedicated to her family and grandkids.
In addition to her husband Orville, survivors include her children: Anne (Alan) Betts of Quincy; Martha Lubben Waterkotte of Champaign, IL; Sara (Brad) Schulte of Fowler, IL; Terri (Sam) Newlon of Hamilton, IL; Mary (Jack) Terwelp of Quincy; Janice (Don) Miller of Quincy; Rose (Chris) Heller of Ft. Smith, AR; Joseph (JoEllen) Waterkotte of Quincy; Gregg (Jana) Waterkotte of Clayton, IL, and Phillip (Danielle) Waterkotte of Quincy.
Her Grandchildren: Michael Betts & Chrissy, Brian Betts, Laura (Joey) Gibbs; Jennifer (Chris) Humer, Sarah Allen, Lindsay Allen, Richelle (Mike) Anderson, Ryne Lubben; Matthew Schulte, Nathan (Jill) Schulte, Amanda Schulte; Christopher Newlon, Beth (Joe) Spiekermeier, Emily (Dave) Merkel, Scott Newlon; Abbey (Caleb) Roth, Eric (Sara) Terwelp, Cole (Lauren) Terwelp, Meghan (Marcus) Medsker; Erin (Aron) Meyer, Nikki (Travis) Darnell, Claire Miller, Alex Miller, Connor Miller, Ben Miller; Zachery Heller, Paige Heller, Keegan Heller, Gavin Heller, Hunter Heller; Cori Moore; Devin (Jared) Post, Mason Scott, Madison Scott, Tristin Scott, Grace Scott; Whitley Waterkotte, Brandt Waterkotte, and Aubrey Waterkotte.
Her 31 great-grandchildren; her sister-in-law Margie Sturhan and many nieces and nephews also survive.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Gladys Sturhan, her six brothers, Wallace, William, Theodore, Howard, Robert, and Glenn Sturhan; one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons also preceded her in death.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Rev. Don Blaeser, O.F.M. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh. Memorials are suggested to St. Francis Catholic Church or to the Quincy Notre Dame Foundation. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Jane Luke
Broadview Heigths, OH
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. She was the best.
From:
Jeff & Joanne (Powers) Bergman
Quincy, IL
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Janice, Don and entire family we are so sorry for your loss. The memories of riding my bike out to your house are flooding back with a smile on my face. She was such a nice lady. Prayers for you all.
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Brad Phillips
Ballwin, MO
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Orville, and family. I was so saddened when I heard of Ruth passing. What a wonderful person and a great friend to our entire family. The special relationship that you Orville and Ruth had with my parents meant everything to them. Your fshing trips to Minnesota are only one small example of the good times you had together. I am proud to say you are my Godfather and proud to say Ruth was my Godmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! Brad and Jane Phillips
From:
Judy (Kroner) Willer
Monmouth, IL
Comments:
Sorry for your loss. Your mother had a nice long life. I know you will miss her. Hopefully she enjoyed good health for most of her years.
From:
Dennis Mathewson
Lebanon, KY
Comments:
I am so sorry to hear of your great
loss. Recently I lost my dear Mom
and found great comfort in the
Holy Bible, like at Isaiah 25
verse 8 - "The Sovereign Lord
will swallow up death forever,
and wipe away the tears from
all faces." For more comfort,
I turn to the website at:
www.jw.org (Search: Comfort)
From:
Bonita Davis
Keokuk, IA
Comments:
My love and prayers are being sent at this sorrowful time! May God lift you up as you mourn and celebrate the life of your loved one!
From:
Paul K. Geers
St. Louis, MO
Comments:
DEAR Orville and all,
How sorry I am about Ruth, what a worker and mother. I had many good old times at your home on north 8th , with my sister Sharon, and with Sara, Martha a good family who as at St. Rose many years ago.
I will keep your dear wife and mother in my rosaries for the dead. You were always so kind t me too. My mother will do the same too. Matt always kept me informed. I will have a low mass said for her too. I wish I could be there, but work here needs me.
God Bless.
Paul K. Geers
From:
Don Benz
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Dear Family - I am sorry for your loss - I wish you peace
From:
Tom Scobee
Quincy, IL
Comments:
Joe Sorry for your loss. Times like this are always very hard.
Janet and Tom
From:
Tina & Steve Moore
Quincy, IL
Comments:
We are so sorry for you loss!
Steve & Tina