Ruth Ann Carson, nee Yaeger, 78, lifelong resident of O'Fallon, Ill., born Jan. 25, 1937, the youngest of seven
children, passed away Monday morning, December 14, 2015, at St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
Ruth grew up in O'Fallon and lived there her whole life. She loved her children and adored her grandchildren, always supporting them and enjoying their presence. She was a member of St. Nicholas Catholic Church and enjoyed participating in Yesterday's Kids. She was also a member of Senior Citizens Club of O'Fallon, the Women's International Bowling Congress and the Jolly Time Card Club.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Warren Carson, Sr., whom she married Feb. 6, 1954, and who passed
away March 2, 2000; her parents, John and Annie, nee Seipp, Yaeger; and her siblings, Henry, John, Joseph, and James Yaeger, and Helen Myers.
Surviving are her children, Stephen Michael (Debi) Carson, Paul Warren Carson, Jr., David Lee (Dianne) Carson, and Carol Jean (John) Wielgus; her sister, Margaret Smith of Fairview Heights, Ill.; her grandchildren, Michael (Jamie) Carson, Josh (Leann) Carson, John Carson, Kayla Carson, Hunter Carson, Alexa Carson, David (Andrea) Carson, Jr., Brandy (Jeff) Parmeley, Chad Wischmeyer, Meghan (John) Harrison, Wesley Wielgus, and Catherine Wielgus; her great-grandchildren, Carson Wiley, Luke Carson, Cheyenne Carson, Logan and Bryce Carson, Addison Parmeley, Chad and Madison Wischmeyer, and Savannah and Hunter Harrison; and her special niece and card-playing buddy, Sharon (Ralph) Warnecke; and her beloved cat, Tom.
Memorial donations are suggested to: St. Nicholas Church Building Fund, St. Nicholas Yesterday's Kids, or to Spencer Pet Rescue. Condolences may be extended to the family by visiting: www.wfh-ofallon.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 17, 2015, at Wolfersberger Funeral Home, O'Fallon. The O'Fallon Senior Citizens will conduct a walk-through at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home. Visitation will also be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, O'Fallon, Ill. Yesterday's Kids will conduct a walk-through at 9:15 a.m. Friday, at the church.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2015, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, with Msgr. William J. Hitpas presiding. Burial will follow at O'Fallon City Cemetery, O'Fallon, Ill.
WOLFERSBERGER FUNERAL HOME, O'Fallon, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Dec. 16, 2015