Ruth Petri

Ruth Petri
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Ruth D. Petri, nee Schrader, 97, of Belleville, IL, born October 24, 1923, in Okawville, IL, passed away Sunday, June 27, 2021, at Freeburg Care Center, Freeburg, IL.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Robert A. Petri; a son, Robert Lee Petri; her parents, Henry and Elenora, nee Blumhorst, Schrader; three sisters and their husbands, Helen (Elroy) Barkau, Erna (Denny) Nash, and Mable (Freddie) Bahr; two brothers, Albert and Herbert Schrader; a son-in-law, Bill Marion; and a nephew, Jerry Bahr.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Jeany Marion;
her grandson, John Dillon (Kim) Ackiss;
and her great-granddaughter, Morgan Ackiss, all of Chesapeake, VA;
many nieces and nephews;
two sisters-in-law, Violet Schrader, and Jeanette Schrader;
and three very special ladies who lovingly cared for her during her last years, Gloria Niebruegge, Chris Bahr, and Jeanette Schrader.

Ruth will be missed by all who knew her.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


1 Comment on Ruth Petri

Carl and Patsy Ackiss said : Guest Report Jun 28, 2021 at 7:41 PM

Ruth was a wonderful woman with a heart of gold and a sense of humor that would catch you off guard. We consider ourselves extremely honored that she had a great relationship with us. We will always cherish the times spent with her.

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