Ruth Collier (nee Jones) of Cuba, Missouri was born on Monday, February 25, 1929 in Cherryville, Missouri to Arthur A. and Eura Sara (Oxendine) Jones and passed away on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 13 days.
Ruth accepted the Lord early in life, was a member of Cherryville Baptist Church. She graduated from Cherryville High School.
She married William “Bill” Collier in St. Louis, Missouri on September 3, 1960 and moved to St. Louis, Missouri.
She worked at B&D Accuglass as a glass cutter and also as an inspector.
They later moved back home to Cherryville, Missouri where together she and Bill worked on the farm. She loved the outdoors and enjoyed tending to her garden and canning. She and Bill enjoyed many days and evenings sitting outside and visiting with their dear friends Lonnie and Judy Chandler.
Ruth was always a lot of fun, she would light up a room and was always a very positive and uplifting person.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Eura Jones; husband, Bill Collier; parents-in-law, John Sr. and Ruby Collier; siblings, Earnest Jones, Arthur “Chick” (Vera) Jones, Daphane (William) Janus and Dolly Marie England; brothers-in-law, Henry Collier, Victor Collier, John Collier Jr., Robert Collier, Clifford Collier, Kenneth Collier, Charles “Pop Eye” Collier and David Attebery; sisters-in-law, Judy Hewkin and Shirley Moreland; and nephews, Mitchell Jones, John Jones and Kevin Jones.
She is survived by her nephews and nieces, Robert “Bob” England and Roger England, both of Fenton, Missouri, Les England of Catawissa, Missouri, Jay Jones of Cedar Hill, Missouri, Mike (Denise) Jones of Eureka, Missouri, Bill Janus of St. Clair, Missouri, Fred Hewkin of Valley Park, Missouri, Danny (Alisha) Jones of St. Clair, Missouri, Richard (Paula) Jones of Benton, Louisana, Cheryl (Bruce) Donal of Cherryville, Missouri, Rhonda (Dan) Frisch of Springfield, Missouri, Brenda (Bill) Blair of Springfield, Missouri and Robin (Jesse) Barnett of Davisville, Missouri; brother-in-law, Curtis England of Steelville, Missouri; sisters-in-law, Pat Lanham of St. Clair, Missouri, Charlotte Atteberry of Belton, Missouri and Violet Collier of St. Louis, Missouri; special friends, Nancy Stratton and Jean Gray, both of Cuba, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Cherryville Baptist Church in Cherryville, Missouri.
Funeral service was at noon with Pastor Doug Windle and Rev. Jerry Beers officiating.
Burial was at the Cherryville Baptist Cemetery.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
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