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Ruth Anne Shellito "Ruthie"

November 23, 1946March 17, 2020

COLLINSVILLE- Ruth Anne Shellito, 73, of Collinsville, IL, passed away on March 17, 2020 at 8:00 A.M. at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO.

Ruth was born November 23, 1946 in Terre Haute, IN to Paul O. and Mary V. (Barnes) Shaffer. They preceded her in death.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Dennis K. Tobin; brothers, Paul Oral Shaffer and Mark Shaffer; and sister, Ellen Biggs; mother-in-law, Agnes Shellito.

She is survived by her loving step-mother and friend, Ida May Shaffer; sons, Kenneth P. Tobin and David Anthony Shellito; daughters, Coral Ellen Marhoum, Trisha Elizabeth Shellito-Lambird (Rodney) and Brenda Kay Shellito; grandchildren, Samantha Nichole Tobin, Kenneth Paul Tobin Jr., David Anthony Shellito Jr, Megan Marie Mowbray, Casey Marie Riley (Charlie), Kaley Anne Oatland (Justin) and Scott Snyder; great-grandchildren, Leo Tobin, Lina Tobin, Landon Mosby, Casen Outland, Jackson Outland, Bryson Outland, Allie Riley, Nora Riley, Scott Snyder Jr., McKenzie Snyder and Levi Snyder; brothers, James Smith (Connie), Mike Shaffer, Richard Shaffer (Amy) and Roy Shaffer; sister, Susan Guess (Craig); brother-in-law, Brad Biggs; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Ruth was a member of the Veteran Auxiliary VFW #8677, where she would often tend bar; she supported and loved all veterans. She was always kind and generous, giving to those in need. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Ruth once won the award and a special cruise for the Nationwide Excellent Service Award at Red Lobster. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Memorial donations in Ruth’s name can be made to Wounded Warriors. Additional condolences may be sent to the family at www.lakeviewfuneralhm.com.

Service are to be held at a later date at Lake View Memorial Gardens & Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, IL.


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Ruth Anne Shellito "Ruthie"

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Diane Hodge

April 1, 2020

Trish n Family;
I am soo sorry to learn of your moms passing.
She loved her family deeply.
She always had a bright smile,
She always spoke kind words,
She always gave sincere hugs,
She lifted the spirits of many with her laughter.
She will be dearly missed by many.
She is at peace and among friends and family walking with "Him."
Diane Hodge

Megan Dahill-Cornell

March 19, 2020

It’s been a very long time since I have seen Ruth Anne but she is in my thoughts often. I worked at the VFW with Ruth Anne and she was like a mother to me and she took me under her wing. I loved her! She was kind to me and made me laugh. Sending prayers and lots of love.

Tracy Baum

March 19, 2020

Ruth, you always had a smile, regardless of what you were going through.
You didn’t serve up only drinks, you served up cheers & laughs.
Thank you for the love you offered my mother, my uncle & step-father !!!
You will be missed !!!
Prayers for the peace & comfort for all those you leave behind ❤️

Cathy Smith

March 19, 2020

Ruthie, you will forever be in my heart. You were the kindest person it was Sam and my pleasure of knowing. When Ben had his accident you reached deep in your pocket to provide him with things he would want You prayed for all and you were a light to everyone. I missed you when we moved away. Rest dear friend and fly high.