Ruth Giger, 78, of Slater, died Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004, at The Living Center in Marshall.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Slater. Rev. Phil Kane officiated. Organist Bethany Weiker played "The Lord's Prayer," "The Old Rugged Cross," "On Eagles' Wings" and "Largo." Pallbearers were Donald Hayob, Kenneth Hayob, Mike Page, Michael Giger, Alex Giger and Clay Sellmeyer. Burial was in Slater City Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or the Slater High School alumni, providing educational settings program, in care of the funeral home.
Born Aug. 26, 1925, in Marshall, she was the daughter of the late Jerome Sellmeyer and Loretta Hagedorn Sellmeyer. On Feb. 21, 1945, in Dothan, Ala., she married C.W. "Bill" Giger, who survives of the home. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Altar and Rosary Society. She was a member of the Vivian Lessley study club and was a past president of the Slater Business and Professional Women's Group and Slater Chamber of Commerce. She served as secretary to the board for the Slater Garage Development Corporation. She and her husband owned and operated Giger Hardware, Furniture and Appliances in downtown Slater for 57 years before their retirement.
Additional survivors include one son, Jerry Giger of Rolla; one brother, Robert Sellmeyer of Slater; two sisters, Linda Page of Slater and Juanita Siladi of Stamford, Conn.; and four grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one son, Tom Giger, and one brother, Charles Sellmeyer.