OBITUARY

Ruth Ann Pankey

November 14, 1945October 23, 2018
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Ruth Ann Pankey, 72, of Belleville, Illinois, born November 14, 1945 in Carbondale, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at home.

Ruth enjoyed spending time playing bingo and shopping. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was an adoring wife and an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerson and Martha Stacks and a sister, Evelyn Ray.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 56 years, Paul E. Pankey, of Belleville, Illinois; her children, Janie S. (Thomas) Schuff, of Swansea, Illinois, Phyllis S. Eichholz, of Belleville, Illinois, and Paula R. (David) Nelson, of Richmond Hill, Georgia; grandchildren, Brian Schuff, Jennifer (Curtis) VanHorn, Cody Stillman, Emily A. Nelson, and Tyler M. Nelson; a great grandchild, Noah; her siblings, Emerson L. (Cheryl) Stacks, of Belleville, Illinois, Bobby Angus and Chester (JoAnn) Angus, both of Sesser, Illinois, and Gary (Betsy) Angus, of West Frankfort, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis for their care and compassion over the last years.

Memorials are appreciated to Unity Hospice of Great St. Louis. Condolences may also expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. David Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, October 27, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 27, 2018
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Biography

Ruth Ann Pankey, 72, of Belleville, Illinois, born November 14, 1945 in Carbondale, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at home.

Ruth enjoyed spending time playing bingo and shopping. She loved spending time with family and friends. She was an adoring wife and an amazing mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who will truly be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emerson and Martha Stacks and a sister, Evelyn Ray.

Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 56 years, Paul E. Pankey, of Belleville, Illinois; her children, Janie S. (Thomas) Schuff, of Swansea, Illinois, Phyllis S. Eichholz, of Belleville, Illinois, and Paula R. (David) Nelson, of Richmond Hill, Georgia; grandchildren, Brian Schuff, Jennifer (Curtis) VanHorn, Cody Stillman, Emily A. Nelson, and Tyler M. Nelson; a great grandchild, Noah; her siblings, Emerson L. (Cheryl) Stacks, of Belleville, Illinois, Bobby Angus and Chester (JoAnn) Angus, both of Sesser, Illinois, and Gary (Betsy) Angus, of West Frankfort, Illinois; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

The family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to Unity Hospice of Greater St. Louis for their care and compassion over the last years.

Memorials are appreciated to Unity Hospice of Great St. Louis. Condolences may also expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com

Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral: Services will be held at 12 Noon, Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the funeral home with Rev. David Nelson officiating. Interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.