Ruth A. Neumann (nee Huber), of Lake St Louis, MO, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024, at the age of 90. Beloved wife of the late William "Bob" Neumann; cherished daughter of the late Charles and Gertrude Huber; devoted mother of Donna (Joseph) Petrilli, Kathy (Mike) Yingling, and Gary (Brenda) Neumann; loving grandmother of Andrew Petrilli, Justin (Spencer) Petrilli, Steve (Angie) Yingling, Jason (Dana) Yingling, Andrea Robbins, Brandon (Lea) Martin, and Ashley (Charles) Graves; precious great grandmother of Nora and Ellen Yingling, Chloe and Bailey Robbins, Madison and Dayton Humphreys, and Audrina and Ryder Graves; dear sister of Shirley (Gene) Kettmann, the late Charles (Marge) Huber, and the late William (Delores) Huber; beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Ruth married Bob in 1954 after they had met at the Casa Loma Ballroom in St. Louis. They were devoted to one another and their family and were loving and generous parents, grandparents and eventually great grandparents. The family attended First United Methodist Church in St Charles for many years. Ruth was a wonderful wife and mother to their three children. While Bob was working to establish several businesses, Ruth was busy with all the responsibilities of running a busy household. She was a very caring person taking care of her husband and children, then helping to care for her mother and later volunteering for the Salvation Army where she visited the elderly in skilled nursing facilities. She was exceptionally thoughtful. She always remembered birthdays with cards and gifts. She had a very generous spirit, giving to her loved ones and numerous charities. Bob and Ruth both enjoyed entertaining friends and relatives in their home when they lived in St. Charles where they had a pool and then in Lake St. Louis where they had a home on the lake. Guests always enjoyed swimming and boating and an abundance of awesome food prepared by Ruth. They traveled extensively throughout the U.S. on family vacations with their children and these vacations sometimes included Grandma Huber or Grandma Neumann, creating many treasured memories. Later, as empty nesters, they traveled more often and further to places like Hawaii, Mexico, and Europe. Ruth was known for being meticulous about her appearance, dressed fashionably and enjoyed dining out with Bob and good friends. She was a lifelong and passionate fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and always enjoyed watching the games.
Ruth was dearly loved and will be missed by all who knew her.
Memorials may be made in Ruth's name to the Salvation Army (salvationarmyusa.org).
St. Charles Memorial Gardens
3950 W Clay St
St Charles, MO 63301