Ruth Marie Shelker, (nee: Schraer) of O'Fallon, Missouri, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at the age of 85. Beloved wife of Robert Shelker; cherished daughter of the late William and Jesse Schraer; Devoted mother of Donna Shelker and Deborah (Charles) Pimentel; loving grandmother of Jordan and Madison Pimentel; dear sister of Dollie Pansky and the late Della Werges; step-sister of Laverne (the late Arthur) Barnett; treasured aunt of Kenneth (Joanne) Werges, Barbara (Christopher) Downey, and Diane Pansky. Preceded in death by niece Lisa Pansky, brothers-in-law Jim Pansky and Vernon Werges.
Ruth was a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and Girl Scout leader when her girls were young. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother, with a caring and easy-going personality. She was always smiling. Ruth is lovingly remembered by her family, as the “neighborhood mom” as all the kids always went to her house to play. Ruth was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth's honor to the Alzheimer's Association.