Lona Ruch

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

ST. ELIZABETH, Mo. -- Lona M. Ruch, 90, of St. Elizabeth, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 19, 2006, in St. Elizabeth.

She was born Dec. 19, 1915, at Biehle, Mo., daughter of Isadore and Albertine Schemel Ruch.

Ruch was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in St. Elizabeth, a member of the United Auto Workers and a former member of St. Maurus Catholic Church in Biehle.

Survivors include two sisters, Nora Kesel of St. Elizabeth, and Grace Reiner of Kirkwood, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Young and Sons Funeral Home in Perryville. A Catholic wake will be held at 7 p.m. Friday.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Maurus Catholic Church. The Rev. Tony Dattilo will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.