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Ruth L. Caldwell

d. June 7, 2018


Monday, June 11 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.


Monday, June 11, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Waters Funeral Home in Vandalia.
Officiating: Bro. Kenny Haddock
Interment: Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia
Pallbearers:David Wojciuch, Matthew Caldwell, Ian Caldwell, Andrew Orf, Adam Borchert, and Jamie Prior.

Ruth L. Caldwell, 85, of Vandalia, MO passed away 1:00 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, at SSM St. Mary's Hospital in Mexico, MO. Ruth graduated from Vandalia High School in 1950, and went on to further her education at Gem City Business College in Quincy, IL .Professionally, Ruth worked at the garment factory in Vandalia and later worked at Hassiens Grocery Store in Vandalia. Ruth enjoyed gardening, going to Jennings Opry House in Frankford and listening to music, drinking morning coffee and catching up with the town happenings and socializing with friends. Most of all, Mrs. Caldwell enjoyed the time spent with her family, especially family gatherings and attending her grandchildren's sporting events that she cherished the most. Ruth attended Farber Baptist Church.

Born: July 11, 1932 in Ralls County, Missouri the daughter of Orville Eugene and Etta Frances (Storck) Dowell.

Married: Hugh Ramsey (H.R.) Caldwell on December 19, 1950. He preceded her in death on March 12, 1997.

Survivors include: two sons, Michael Caldwell and wife Tona of Rush Hill, MO, and Marshall Caldwell and wife Amy of Jonesburg, MO; two daughters, Linda Prior and husband Tom of Curryville, MO, and Ellen Orf of Bowling Green, MO; grandchildren, Brandy Wojciuch (David), Andrew Orf, Kelly Borchert (Adam), Ian Caldwell, Matthew Caldwell, and Marlee Caldwell; step grandchildren, Bill Prior (Donna), Mark Prior, and Jamie Prior (Charla); great grandchildren, Alison Wojciuch, Luke Wojciuch, and Luigi Caldwell; step grandchildren, Kileigh Prior and Colin Prior; sisters, Phyllis Dowell of Diamond Head Mississippi and Bonnie Krigbaum (Jim) of Hannibal, MO; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Caldwell was preceded in death by two sisters, Christina Bradenburger and Helen Rice, and son-in-law, Ronnie Orf.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery or Van-Far Booster Club, in care of the Waters Funeral Home.

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