Obituaries

Ruth Ann Ernst

December 3, 1947 - March 7, 2018

Ruth Ann Ernst

Obituary

Belvidere, IL

Ruth Ann Ernst, 70, of Belvidere, Il passed away peacefully, Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018 in her home after a brief illness.  Ruth Ann was born December 3, 1947 in Macomb, Illinois, the daughter of Albert and Mary Bollinger.  She married Duke R. Ernst on July 29, 1972 in Genoa, IL.  After graduating from Rock Island High School, Ruth Ann went to work for GTE in Genoa, IL.  Later she became a consultant for Mary Kay Cosmetics.  Ruth Ann made her spiritual home at St. John’s United Church of Christ where she was active in Fellowship Circle, Woman’s Guild, as well as a member of the choir and a Sunday school teacher.  Ruth Ann enjoyed shopping, bowling, reading mystery novels and collecting angels.

Ruth Ann is loved and will be missed by her children, Jessica (Kevin) Ferdon of Belvidere, Il, Jeffrey Ernst of Texas; chosen daughter, Paula (Sam) Muse of Poplar Grove; grandchildren, Maddie Ernst, Tyler and Trevor Ferdon; chosen grandchildren, Rachel and Becca Houlihan; siblings, Dorothy Seyller, Mike (Mary) Bollinger, Jane (Wayne) Buzzell, Rebecca (Gerry) Euhus; nieces and nephews.  She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Duke, infant son, Robert “Bobby” D. Ernst.; siblings, Jerry Bollinger, Ed Bollinger and Tim Bollinger.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Muriel Morley Jahn officiating.  Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 14, 2018 at the Funeral Home.  Memorials can be given in care of St. John’s United Church of Christ.  To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday March 14, 2018 at the Funeral Home.

Thursday, March 15, 2018
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 15, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL with Rev. Muriel Morley Jahn officiating.

Burial in Belvidere Cemetery.

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Ruth Ann beautiful on the outside and extraordinary beautiful on the inside I love you fly high on the wings of eagles run and not grow tired walk on streets of gold so pure you can see through it God bless you and Godspeed Ruth Ann bless you and Godspeed you saying what a privilege to call you my friend

Tammy Shacklee 2018-03-14T12:04:59

Ruth Ann was a lovely woman. Kind, caring, and understanding. We were blessed to call her our dear friend.

Ron and Sue Totz 2018-03-14T11:42:12

My deepest condolences to RuthAnn’s children and grand-children.

May you rest in Christ’s arms…

Eva (Bollinger) Marchese 2018-03-12T23:01:16

JJ and Jeff.
I’m saddened to hear of aunt Ruthann’s passing. I’m sending you tons of love and hugs. I always think of her and smile. She was a true lady and she will be missed immensely. Hines when I think of her it feels like Christmas. Much love to you.
Cousin Marcee

Marcella Bollinger Miller 2018-03-12T12:12:13

You have my deepest sympathy. I am a cousin to Ruthann. I am Aunt Pauline’s daughter joyce.

Joyce May 2018-03-10T08:28:11

Jessica, So sorry to hear your Mother passed away I always remember her when she bowled at Dodge Lanes on Tuesday afternoon.

Dixie Kirk 2018-03-09T18:24:53