Ruth Lillian Avery (nee Branstetter) of Barnhart, Missouri passed away on Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at the age of 86. Beloved wife for 68 years of James C. Avery. Loving mother of James C. "Sonny" (Patricia) Avery II, Darryl (Debby) Avery, Tina (Jim) Kasten and Beverlee (Richard) Bollinger. Dearest grandmother of Erin (Don Daniel) Kasten, Carrie (James) Lacy, Ryun (Amy) Kasten, Jennifer (Jason) Dacus, Brandon (Jen) Avery, Lesley Avery, Tarah (Paul) Chambers and Lindsey Bollinger and great grandmother of 10. Dear sister of the late William Branstetter. Our dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt and dear friend to many.
Funeral service to be held at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, Missouri on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Interment Shepherd Hills Cemetery, Barnhart, Missouri. Visitation Friday, March 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Should friends desire, contributions to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital appreciated. Condolences may be offered at www.heiligtagfuneralhome.com.