Ruth Alice Wittler, age 91, of Camp Point, IL, died Friday, September 27, 2019, at Timber Point Healthcare Center, in Camp Point.
Ruth was born January 14, 1928 in Bureau County, IL, the daughter of Conway and Ruth Hand Philpott. She married Merle J. Wittler on April 22, 1948 in Quincy. He preceded her in death on April 13, 1971.
Growing up in Tiskilwa, IL, Ruth lived her childhood on the Hennepin Canal. After graduating from Princeton (Illinois) High School she attended Gem City Beauty Academy in Quincy. She operated a beauty shop out of her home along with running Wittler 66 Service Station in Fowler, IL, with her husband Merle. Ruth was proud to be a charter member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Quincy. In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, crafts, and reading. Ruth will always be admired for the graceful way she accepted life's challenges that came her way.
Survivors include: four children, Brad Wittler of Grants Pass, OR, Gary (Kathy) Wittler of Quincy, IL, Steve (Sharon) Wittler of Mt. Sterling, IL, and Connie (Bob) Keber of Las Vegas, NV; 12 grandchildren, Jason (Dina) Wittler of Grants Pass, OR, Brandon Wittler of Portland, OR, Erin ( Paul Dickerson) Wittler of Grants Pass, OR, Andy (Kristen) Wittler of Quincy, Gina (Adam) Druffel of Quincy, Denise Wittler of Camp Point, IL, Danielle (Corrie) Eifert of Camp Point, IL, Kim (David) Campbell of Bowen, IL, Brian Wagner of Bowen, IL, Jeanna Cunneen of Villa Park, IL, Chanda (Charlie) Fleck of Rushville, IL, and Curtis Snelling of Garnet, KS; 24 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; two sisters in law, Evelyn Wittler O'Harrow and Marilyn Leenerts Wittler; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John Wittler, four brothers, and two sisters..
The family would like to give a heartfelt thanks to the staff at Timber Point Healthcare Center for the loving care given during Ruth's five year stay, especially during the last week of her life.
Services: 11:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, with Rev. Steve Disseler officiating.
Burial: Home Cemetery, Fowler, Illinois
Visitation: 9:30 - 11:00 am Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Hansen-Spear Funeral Home.
Memorials: Home Cemetery Association
Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.
Someone has supported the family by purchasing them flowers or gifts from the Healing Registry.
Buy Gift Now
Sorry to hear of your mothers death. May she Rest In Peace!
My thoughts and prayers go out to Ruth’s family. She was loved and she loved deeply. I had the pleasure of meeting Ruth and even shared in a meal at one of her favorite restaurants in Quincy. She has a lovely family and she will be dearly missed. Rest In Peace Ruth, you are home with your Heavenly Father for eternity, until we meet again~Peace.
I enjoyed every meal with Ruth during my time there. We sat at the table just us two. I truly enjoyed the many talk's we had. After I left and went home, I truly missed her. Rest in peace Ruth. Prayers for the family.
We are thinking of all the Wittler family at this sad time. Linda and Charlie Fleck
PhotosAdd a photo
Have a floral question? Call +1 888-640-1035
Healing Registry Unavailable at the Moment!