Ruth Faries, 99, of Marshall, died Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at her home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Marshall, with Rev. Wayne Doolin and Rev. Vernon Maxted officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Burial will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or Fitzgibbon-Mary Montgomery Hospice. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born June 5, 1911, in Harrisburg, Ill., she was the daughter of the late Marion Curry and Harriet Hughes Curry. On June 20, 1929, she married Arlie Faries who preceded her in death on Sept. 13, 1981. She had lived in Marshall the past 40 years, moving from Wood River, Ill., and was a homemaker and a caregiver for many years. She and Arlie managed the Marshall Hotel when they moved to Marshall. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall and was also a member of Gold Star Mothers in Illinois, an organization for mothers who lost a son in the service.
Survivors include her children, Alta Rhine and her husband, Dale, of Godfrey, Ill., Jane Oeth of Marshall, Jimmy Faries and his wife, Judy, of Wood River, Ill., Betty Sexton of Bethalto, Ill., Wanda Greer and her husband, Art, of Edwardsville, Ill., and Junior Faries and his wife, Paulette, of Alton, Ill.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Marion D. Faries, who was killed in the Korean Conflict, one grandson, Marion R. Faries, one sister, Minnie Chambers, one brother, Sherman Hughes, and two sons-in-law, Ira (Tonsie) Oeth and Delmar Sexton.
Additional information provided per family recompense.