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Ruth E. Kellerstrass

September 8, 1925 December 17, 2017
Ruth E. Kellerstrass
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Obituary for Ruth E. Kellerstrass

Ruth E. (Streid) Kellerstrass, 92, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, formerly Germantown Hills, Illinois, went home to the Lord on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Ruth was born on the Streid Family Farm in Metamora, IL on September 8, 1925 to Peter Franklin and Ida Anna Streid.  She had one older sister Mary Ann (Streid) Brown, one older brother Ben Streid (both deceased) and a surviving sister Bobbie (Streid) Brown of Youngstown, Ohio.

She was known as Mom to all who knew and loved her.  Her laugh was contagious.  She enjoyed spending time outdoors with her garden, flowers and birds. She loved to cook and was known for her many cakes that she baked and decorated.  Those in her church became her extended family.  She will be missed by all who knew her.

Ruth graduated from Metamora High School in 1943, attending Mc Murry College for one year and then completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Home Economics from the University of Illinois in 1948.

She worked at Bergner’s Department Store as a buyer where she met James “Jim Bob” Kellerstrass, a widower with 6 children. They were married on February 11th 1961 after which they had 4 additional children.  Jim Bob preceded her in death on June 1, 1990. 

Ruth is survived by her children:  Mary (Joe) Burnett, Margret (Dick) Hilliard, Martha (Ron) Widdows, James (Mona) Kellerstrass, Michael (Georgia Jenks) Kellerstrass, Patrick (Teresa) Kellerstrass,  Ruth (William) Howard, John (Licia) Kellerstrass, and Ida Ana (John) Martel.  15 Grandchildren and 10 Great Grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her infant brother Joseph Streid, her youngest daughter Roberta Marie and her grandson Wesley Kellerstrass.

Funeral Services will be at 1:00 PM, Friday, December 22, 2017 at Wright & Salmon Mortuary in Peoria, IL, with a half hour prior visitation. Visitation is Thursday, December 21, 2017 from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM also at Wright & Salmon Mortuary. Burial will follow at St. Mary Cemetery in West Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Community Food Bank of Northeastern Oklahoma, 1304 N Kenosha Ave, Tulsa, OK 74106 or Transitions LifeCare, 1515 E. 71st St. Suite 100, Tulsa, OK, 74136.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences to www.wrightandsalmon.com

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

21

Dec

5:00 PM 12/21/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 12/21/2017 7:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Visitation

Friday

22

Dec

12:30 PM 12/22/2017 12:30:00 PM - 1:00 PM 12/22/2017 1:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Funeral Service

Friday

22

Dec

1:00 PM 12/22/2017 1:00:00 PM
Wright & Salmon Mortuary

2416 N. North Street
Peoria, IL 61604

Wright & Salmon Mortuary
2416 N. North Street Peoria 61604 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

1304 N Kenosha Ave
Tulsa, OK 74106

Transitions LifeCare, 1515 E. 71st St. Suite 100, Tulsa, OK, 74136.

1515 E. 71st St. Suite 100,
Tulsa, OK 74136
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