Ruth Schlemper



Ruth S. Schlemper, 87, Mt. Sterling, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 27, 1937, to the late Harvey and Gertrude (Brumagen) Myeburger in Granite City, Ill.

She was a 1954 graduate of Washington High School and attended two years of college.

Ruth was united in marriage to Edmund Schlemper Aug. 15, 1959, in Villa Ridge.

She was employed as a secretary for the Missouri Department of Social Services before her retirement in 1997.

Ruth was preceded in death by parents, Harvey and Gertrude; son, David Schlemper; brother, Clarence “Sonny” Myeburger; sister, Opal Crecelius; and daughter-in-law, Jane Schlemper.

She is survived by spouse, Edmund; sons, Duane Schlemper and wife, Joyce of Greenville, Ill., Daniel Schlemper and wife Maribeth of Mt. Sterling and Dale Schlemper and wife Lisa of Freedom; brother, Lawrence Myeburger and wife Linda of Owensville; sisters, Alice Crecelius and husband Don of Union and Doris Door of Villa Ridge; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 4, at First Baptist Church in Linn with Rev. David Krueger officiating.  Interment was in Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union. 

Memorial contributions suggested to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements entrusted to Morton Chapel in Linn.