Delow Fruth, nee Wallace, 89, of Marissa, Ill., born Oct. 16, 1926, in Nortonville, Ky., passed away Thursday, June 16, 2016, at Coulterville Care Center, Coulterville, Ill.
Mrs. Fruth was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Livingston and Anna, nee Farmer, Wallace; two sisters, Blanche Neff, and Lucille Mitze; three brothers-in-law, Kenneth Neff, Henry Mitze, and Warren "Bud" Waeltz; and two sisters-in-law, Esther Wallace and Darlene Fruth.
Surviving are her husband, Calvin W. Fruth, whom she married on May 30, 1945, in Fort Knox, Ky.; her children, Lois J. (Robert) Waeltz of New Athens, Ill., Linda L. Petot of Marissa, Ill., and Craig W. Fruth of Marissa, Ill.; her grandchildren, Ben (Fiance Jessica Ranken) Petot of Collinsville, Ill., Jacob Fruth of Seattle, Wash., Zachary Fruth of Seattle, Wash.; a sister, Alice Waeltz of Belleville, Ill.; a brother, Charles Wallace of Marissa, Ill.; her nieces, Shelia Menk of St. Louis, Mo., Kim (Mike) Sinn of Marissa, Ill., Vickie (Clint) Nesler of Bridgeport, W.Va., Mitzi (Brian) Worrick of Sugarland, Texas, Cindy Waeltz of Anna, Ill., Nancy (Don) Knapp of Belleville, Ill., and Debbie Fruth of Freeport, Ill.; her nephews, Bruce Neff of Lenzburg, Ill., Gary Mitze of Lenzburg, Ill., Terry (Lisa) Lamoreaux of Phoenix, Ariz., Charles Wallace Jr. of St. Louis, Mo., and Terry (Jane) Fruth of Freeport, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Biddleborn Cemetery Association. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at: www.heilschuessler.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Trinity United Church of Christ, Biddleborn, Ill.
Funeral: Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the church. Burial will be in Biddleborn Cemetery, Biddleborn, Ill.
HEIL-SCHUESSLER FUNERAL HOME, New Athens, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on June 24, 2016