Davison-Fulton/Bartonville Chapel

1203 West Garfield Ave, Bartonville, IL


Ruth Ella Belcher

May 2, 1919May 9, 2020

Ruth E. Belcher, 101, of Farmington, formerly of Bartonville passed away on Saturday, May 9, 2020 at Courtyard Estates of Farmington.

She was born on May 2, 1919 in Bartonville, IL to Clifford Roy and Anna (Milstedt) Pike. She loved fishing and horseback riding with her husband, Riley C. Belcher whom she married on July 1, 1939 in Butler County, KY. He preceded her in death on November 26, 1998 in Peoria, IL.

Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Riley B. Belcher; three brothers; and two sisters.

She is survived by her son, Mark (Debra) Belcher of Peoria; six granddaughters; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Shirley (Bob) Flier of Bartonville; and several nieces and nephews.

Ruth went to Bartonville Grade School and attended Manual High School. She was a homemaker and worked at Oakford Super Value and Bartonville gift shop. She was well known for her homemade fried chicken, biscuits, Parker House dinner rolls and noodles. She loved playing cards with her brothers and sisters. She walked on her treadmill every day. Ruth was the sweetest person ever and never had a bad word to say about anyone. Her whole life was about her dear husband, Riley and her children.

She was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and loved to read her bible every day.

Private family graveside services will be held in Lutheran Cemetery. Pastor Kara Wiechmann will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Online condolences to Ruth's family may be made at www.davison-fulton-bartonvillechapel.com


  • Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, May 15, 2020


Ruth Ella Belcher

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Tammra Nation

May 13, 2020

Mark and Debbie my prayers are with you and the family.

Douglas Wood

May 12, 2020

Mark sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Prayers for you and your family.

Sue Sidell

May 11, 2020

Ruth was the kindest, most gentle, loving woman. She had such a love for her family and her Lord. There is a special place in heaven for her. My deepest sympathies to you Mark and Jamie, and the rest of her family.🙏


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