Ruth Shoot, 98, of Marion passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7:25 pm at Parkway Manor.
Ruth was born one of eleven children to Joseph and Lillian (Bennett) Worth on October 18, 1918. She married Rex Shoot in Chicago on September 1, 1938 and together they shared over 64 years of marriage until his death on November 8, 2002.
Ruth’s family was the most important thing to her and she spent her life sharing her joy with them and always putting them first. When anyone was in the hospital, she either visited, sent cards, or took a meal or baked goody. She was always sending cards to people, whether it was a get well greeting, thinking of you card, thank you note, plus the usual birthday, anniversary or holiday greeting cards. She loved to have people over for a meal and would send leftovers home with her kids. Christmas Eve she was up and down all night making homemade coffee cakes, baked them in the morning and delivered them hot to family and neighbors. Our guess is she’ll become a cook in Heaven. Those of you who have been a recipient of one of her pies, cobblers, cakes, blueberry muffins, coffee cakes, beef and noodles, chicken and dumplings, chop suey, etc. know what we mean.
She was a former member of the Marion Senior Citizens Kitchen Band and Wednesday night ladies bowling league. She was a member of the Jr. Women’s and Carpenter’s Ladies Auxiliary.
Survivors include her;
Daughter – Shirley Harper and husband Tom of Visalia, California
Daughter – Darlene Feurer and husband Larry of Marion
Daughter – Nancy Spiller of Marion
Son – Rex Shoot, Jr. of Marion
Sean Harper and wife Dawn
Laura Martin and husband Tony
Brett Feurer and wife Leslie
Tyson Shoot and wife Susan
Noah Orso and husband Bart
Eleven great grandchildren;
Ashleigh McElroy and husband David
Alison Childers and husband Kaleb
Gia Bella Orso
Two great great grandchildren;
Several nieces and nephews
Preceded by her Parents, Husband – Rex Shoot and 10 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be Friday, October 28, 2016 at 1 pm at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. John Holst officiating. Burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
For those who prefer memorials may be made to the Marion Senior Citizens Center, the Nancy spiller Go Fund Me Account or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Envelopes will be available and accepted at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home, 800 North Market Street, Marion, Illinois 62959.