Centralia High School Class of 68, Centralia, Illinois, Class of 1968 Reunion Information, Classmates, 1968 the Year


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Ruth Schwartz
Classmate:  Ruth Schwartz

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Ruth Ann Schwartz, 50, of Centralia died at 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2001, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis due to complications resulting from a traffic accident on Dec. 14, 2000. She was born on Aug. 5, 1950, in Centralia, daughter of Mathew N. and Pauline (Larsh) Schwartz. In addition to her mother, she is survived by five brothers, Stephen Schwartz, David Schwartz, Phil Schwartz, Thomas Schwartz and Tony Schwartz, all of Centralia; and a sister, Sara Smith of Centralia. She was preceded in death by her father, Mathew N. Schwartz and special friend Dr. Edward Stephens Jr. Miss Schwartz was a lifelong resident of Centralia. She attended St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School and then Centralia High School. She attended Kaskaskia College, the University of Arizona and Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a degree in marketing. She was the retired owner of Schwartz Dress and Bridal Shop in Centralia. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia and St. Mary’s Altar Society. A Mass of the Resurrection was conducted at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centralia with the Revs. David Darin, Jim Dougherty, Jim Nall and Steve Humphrey officiating. Interment followed at the Calvary Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church, Calvary Cemetery fund or to the donor’s choice. Day Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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