Ruth Aper, 90, of Hartsburg, went home December 7, 2017 at The Christian Village with her family by her side.
Visitation will be from 10 AM until 11 AM Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Hartsburg. Funeral services will be at 11 AM with Pastor Lisa Goodwin officiating. Burial will follow in Hartsburg Union Cemetery. Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home has been entrusted with her care.
Ruth was born May 26, 1927 in Hartsburg, IL., the daughter of Rudolph and Florence (Rentschler) Aper. She worked at the family general store and restaurant in Hartsburg while growing up. She retired from Lehn and Fink after more than 30 years of service. She was active in her community and served on the Hartsburg Town Board. She was active in her church, St. John’s Lutheran, and sang in the choir. She enjoyed bowling and was a die hard Chicago Cub fan.
Survivors include nieces and nephews: Gloria Aper Hermes (Garry), Pam Coogan (Steve), Steve Aper (Marge), Dan Hieronymus (Brenda),Cindy Esper (Dave), and Brian Aper; several great nieces and nephews, great-great nieces and nephews, and great-great-great nieces and nephews. She is also survived by many cousins and friends.
Ruth was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Arthur Aper, twin sister June Taylor, and sister Mariann Suedmeier.
The family wishes to sincerely thank Toni Lolling for her love and care and the staff of The Christian Village for the excellent care, friendship, and love they showed to Ruth.