Ruth graduated from Freeburg High School and then attended Belleville Area College. She worked as an Aflac agent for 30 years before retirement. Ruth was a member of Journey Church, Freeburg, IL. She loved to travel and was an avid bowler.
She was preceded by her husband of nearly 64 years, Loraine R. Quirin, whom she married on June 22, 1957, and who died on June 6, 2021; her parents, John and Edith, nee Sadler, Smith; an infant granddaughter, Melissa Ann Schorr; and her siblings, Lavern (Doris) Smith, Ruby (Vernon) Vogler, Herbert (Elaine) Smith, and Helen (Eugene) Dintelmann.
Surviving are her son, Roger (Molly) Quirin of Chesterfield, MO; two daughters, Dianne (Richard) Schorr of Waterloo, IL, and Nancy (Dwayne) Reaka of Freeburg, IL; four grandchildren, Richard Schorr, Steven (Katie) Quirin, Katie (Austin) Luberda, and Kyle Reaka; one great-grandchild, Baylee Bea Luberda; and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL, with Rev. Dr. Joseph Scheets officiating.
Burial will be at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.