Hoffmeister South County Chapel

1515 Lemay Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO


Ruth Audrey Shermer

July 22, 1941April 17, 2020

Ruth Audrey Shermer (nee: Buergler) on Friday, April 17, 2020. Beloved wife of 55 years of William D. Shermer. Loving mother of Bill (Mary) and Bob (Tami) Shermer. Dear sister of Herman (Stephanie) Buergler, grandmother of Alyssa, Jenna, Emma and Ethan and aunt of Michelle and David. Our loving cousin and friend to many.

Ruth was a proud member and officer of Order of the Eastern Star, Order of the Amaranth, Daughters of the Nile and Order of True Kindred.

In lieu of flowers, please make expressions of sympathy in Ruth’s memory to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, P.O. Box 37937, Boone, IA 50037-0937. Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Road and memorial visitation will be on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at Hoffmeister South County Chapel from 6pm - 9:00pm. Inurnment will be private at Park Lawn Cemetery. Visit hoffmeistersouthcounty.com


  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation


  • Visitation-Hoffmeister South County Chapel

    Wednesday, July 8, 2020

  • Celebration of Life-Hoffmeister South County Chapel

    Thursday, July 9, 2020

  • Private Inurnment

    Thursday, July 9, 2020


Ruth Audrey Shermer

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John Drake

April 28, 2020

Dear Bill, Paula and I were deeply saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. Please extend our heartfelt sympathy to the entire Shermer family. John and Paula Drake

Karen Pennington

April 26, 2020

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing.
My deepest sympathy go out to Bill and his family.
Karen Pennington

Mary Johnson

April 22, 2020

Jerry and I were saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. We've known Ruth and Bill since 1962 and spent some great "party weekends" at Bill and Jerry's fraternity at MSM in Rolla, MO. We lost touch somewhat over the years, limiting connection to Christmas cards, but we often would think of the good times we shared with Ruth and Bill and offer our deepest sympathy to Bill and the family.

Linda and John Harnacker

April 21, 2020

We remember what caring mother Ruth was, when we neighbors in Chadwick Estates and our children were friends with Bill and Bob. We know she will be missed by her family and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to them.

Linda and John