Born: September 19, 1919 - Deceased: September 11, 2021
Ruth Inez Weinkauf, Van Hoose, 101, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, September 19, 1919, in Christopher, IL, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Edwardsville Care Center in Edwardsville, IL.
Ruth was involved in church ministry her entire life and a founding member of Life Church in Swansea, IL, formerly Glad Tidings Church, where she was the church secretary for many many years upon retiring.
Ruth and her sister Margaret were some of the first women in the Southern Illinois area to host a radio talk show. It was a thirty minute inspirational program on station WIBV and was entitled “Moments of Comfort”. She was very involved in the Womens Aglow Ministry and active in evangelistic ministry. She counseled and help many people through out the years.
She was preceded in death by her:
- Husband: Loyal Art Weinkauf
- Daughter: Sherry Suzanne Weinkauf
- Parents: William and Jane, nee Bosanko, Van Hoose
- Neal C. Van Hoose
- Tom Van Hoose
- Rev. Alfred Van Hoose
- William Van Hoose
- Henry J. Van Hoose
- Alonzo Van Hoose
- George Van Hoose
- Sister: Margaret Elliott.
- Many loving nieces and nephews
- Great great great aunt to ten children.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the Life Church.
Visitation: Visitation from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Life Church in Swansea, IL.
Funeral: Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Life Church, with Pastor Rick Van Hoose, Pastor Mike Fowler, and Pastor Mike VanBritson officiating. Interment will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.
The Church is following all CDC Guidelines.