Ruth Marie Shelker

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December 10, 1933 - November 10, 2019
Born in Big Spring, MO
Resided in O'Fallon, MO

  • Visitation: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Tuesday November 19, 2019 4:00pm to 8:00pm
  • Funeral Service: Baue Funeral & Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay, 63301
    • Wednesday November 20, 2019 11:15am

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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.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Sharon Stephens November 12, 2019 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    candle 2Our thoughts are with all of Ruthie’s family & friends

    Sharon & Ralph

  2. Mary November 13, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    candle 2I took care of mrs.Shelker at delmar I was her cna for about five yrs I really loved having her and I got to know her family real well. Her smile , laugh was so precious I would say something and she would just giggle .Im truly going to miss her and her family love mary

    • Jim Littrell November 18, 2019 at 11:53 am - Reply

      candle 4Ruth was a “neighbor” to my dad Jack at Delmar and ironically they both made it to 85 and both went to Heaven on the same day! I’m sorry for your loss and thank you for posting on my dad’s site as well. God bless both of our families during this difficult time.

  3. Patricia J Malina November 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    I have know the Shelker family for about the last 20 years. My recollection of Ruth is a kind and loving person who always had a smile on her face. To Bob, Donna, Debbie, Jordan, Madison and the rest of my family, you are in may prayers that God will send his angel (Ruth) to put her arms around you and give you comfort and assurance. Time will ease the pain and replace it with memories that will make you smile. She is on a new journey and will be wait to welcome you.

  4. Darla Moore November 13, 2019 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    I grew up with Ruth, Bob, Donna and Debbie. I called Ruth “Aunt Ruth” and Bob is “Uncle Bob”. Our families shared so many wonderful times together. So many treasured memories. She was such a caring mother and family friend. Her passing is a great loss but she will continue to live on in my heart .Her life was a blessing to many. My prayers for all of you during this time of sorrow.

  5. The Zaidi’s November 14, 2019 at 12:02 am - Reply

    candle 7Our prayers are with all of you.

  6. Dana Thompson November 14, 2019 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    candle 2My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Aunt Ruth, Uncle Bob , Donna and Debbie were mainstays of my childhood. I have so many memories of our families – especially our parents playing pinochle. May God hold you in his hands during this time.

  7. stacy haskins November 14, 2019 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Ruthie will be missed at Delmar Gardens
    She will a blessing she loved Ice cream and music times
    Praying for family during this time

  8. Dale Gentry November 14, 2019 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    I met your mom once when she was at St Louis University. It was a surprise to me, but it was my name that clued her in. It was a great conversation. That short time with showed me how great a person she was. Sorry for the loss.

  9. Patricia and Mel Volmer November 15, 2019 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Ruth was a resident at Delmar Gardens where both my parents resided for several years. Will remember her laugh and the many conversations we had with Bob and Donna. They showed so much love for her, and were also wonderful to my parents. Sending our condolences and love. Rest in Peace Ruth.

  10. Katherine Palmer November 15, 2019 at 9:55 pm - Reply

    candle 4I remember one time making cookies for a scout project at your house and your mom and I just chatting away as we worked. Of course she was always working for us a Jobies too. A treasured lady who God has welcomed into his Kingdom.

  11. Brenda Lea November 16, 2019 at 9:33 am - Reply

    candle 3Your mom was always so happy. I have good memories of being over at your house and everyone sitting in the living room, talking away about anything. She was always willing to help out at church and with Jobies with a smile. May you find peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time.

  12. Jim Littrell November 18, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    candle 4Ruth was a “neighbor” to my dad Jack at Delmar and ironically they both made it to 85 and both went to Heaven on the same day! I’m sorry for your loss and thank you for posting on my dad’s site as well. God bless both of our families during this difficult time.

  13. Mary Guccione November 18, 2019 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    candle 8My heart is full of love for Ruth….she will always be my second Mom. I grew up with the Shelker family in North County and could not of imagined a better family to be a part of. Ruth,Bob,Donna and Debbie whom I consider my family to, will forever be in my heart and thoughts. Oh the memories are plenty and the love of this family to their neighbors and friends are undescribable. I will miss you Ruthy, but never forget your laugh, smile and the patients you had with my Mom who passed way to soon. Now you both can have coffee/ tea and sit and watch over all of us. Be at peace now and make sure you watch over the rest of your family and grandaughters Jordan and Madison. I cant put into words the loss everyone is feeling, but God has another Angel watching us now. All my love to you Ruthy and most of all to Bob,Donna,Deb,Charlie, Jordan and Madison.

  14. Kim Matthews November 18, 2019 at 8:33 pm - Reply

    candle 4To the Shelker & Pimentel family that I have known for 23 years. I worked with Donna & got to know the whole family over those years. God bless your family at this time & do know God is ready to take over now. Do not cry, for she is in good hands.
    You’ve done a good job with her & now it’s God’s time. I pray for your family daily.

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