Ruth A. Meffert, age 85, of Highland, passed away Sunday, November 15, in Faith Countryside Homes in Highland. Funeral arrangements for 85 year-old Ruth A. Meffert will be Thursday, November 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Evangelical United Church of Christ in Highland. Burial will be in Grantfork United Church of Christ Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to Evangelical United Church of Christ; Faith Countryside Homes; or Grantfork United Church of Christ.
She was born on Monday, June 30, 1930, in Highland, IL, the daughter of William T. and Alice M. (nee Duft) Miener.
On Thursday, October 28, 1948, she married Glenn A. Meffert who passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2012.
She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL. She was a former member Grantfork United Church of Christ; Order of Eastern Star, Highland Chapter 524, (Past Worthy Matron); Women’s Guild @ Grantfork United Church of Christ (Past President).
Ruth was born at Highland, IL, grew up on farm west of Highland. She moved to Grantfork area at age 16. She was a waitress at Diamond Mineral Springs; also had worked at East End Merchantile, Highland. After marriage she helped operate the grain & dairy farm with her husband. They moved to Highland in 1965, after retiring from farming. She worked as a secretary for her husband’s Country Companies Insurance Agency. She enjoyed travelling, touring Europe, Hawaii and all over the U.S.A. She liked gardening and yard work. She enjoyed spending time and helping with the grandchildren.
Son – Paul G. (Joyce) Meffert, Chattanooga, TN
Daughter – Nancy R. Koch, Highland, IL
Son – Robert W. (Carol) Meffert, Highland, IL
Daughter – Beverly E. (Stephen) Leidner, Greenville, IL
Brother – Vernon W. Miener, Highland, IL
Sister – Betty J. (Walter) Steiner, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Adam L. (Alexandra) Meffert, Grantfork, IL
Grandchild – Aaron A. (Sarah) Meffert, Smyrna, GA
Grandchild – Austin C. (Jennilee) Meffert, Norfolk, VA
Grandchild – Jefferson D. (Carolyn) Meffert, Chattanooga, TN
Grandchild – Janell G. (Robert) Engelman, Wentzville, MO
Grandchild – Douglas G. (Marci) Smith, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Teresa R. (Nick) Jones, Troy, MO
Grandchild – Katherine A. R. (Brandon) Czarnecki, Florissant, MO
Grandchild – Crystal B. (“Roy”) Jorgensen, Kalamazoo, MI
Grandchild – Jordan A. Willeford, Greenville, IL
Step Grandchild – Katie Gadd, Chattanooga, TN
Great Grandchildren – Sixteen
Step Great Grandchildren – Seven
Step Great Great Grandchild – One
She was preceded in death by:
Husband – Glenn A. Meffert (died 06/24/2012)
Father – William Titus Miener (died 02/09/1986)
Mother – Alice Mabel Miener (died 04/18/1987)
Son – David Meffert (died as an infant 08/24/1950)
Brother – Donald P. Miener (died 04/01/2005)
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249