Ruth E. Stoehr (nee Pillmann) on Nov. 27, 2019 at the age of 99; dearest wife of the late Rowland G. Stoehr; devoted mother of Nancy R. McComb, Douglas E. (Susan) Stoehr and Robert O. (Marlene) Stoehr; loving grandmother of 8, great-grandmother of 2, and aunt and friend.
Ruth was born in St. Louis in 1920. She grew up on Michigan Avenue and graduated from Cleveland High School. She was a member of the Vogue’s, a sorority where she developed life-long friends. Ruth’s first date with next door neighbor Rowland was on a tennis court, beginning a life-long romance. Ruth raised a family and managed a household in Pittsburgh, PA and New Canaan CT, retiring near the beach in Hilton Head, SC before returning to St. Louis in 1992. She always made the world a better place wherever she was; running a non-profit consignment shop, growing and nurturing a Senior Citizen Center, and inspiring all with her ordered, faithful, confident, and optimistic view of life.
We are all the better because of Ruth.
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