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Ruth Darline Schmaltz

Ruth Darline Schmaltz of Ironton, MO, entered into Heaven on Monday, March 20, 2023 at the age of 76 years, 4 months, and 11 days. She was born November 9, 1946 in St. Francois County, Missouri, to the late Franklin and Selina Boatright.
On November 20, 1965, Ruth was united in marriage to Robert Fred Schmaltz who preceded her in rest on August 8, 2020. To this union a son, Brian Schmaltz was born.
Surviving Ruth are her son Brian Schmaltz and wife Stacy of Leland, NC, seven grandchildren, Heather, Kyle, Austin, Dylan, Maerisa, Matthew, and Angel; four great-grandchildren, Maddy, Marley, Renley, and Riley; three brothers, Wayne Boatright, Mark Boatright, and Kevin Boatright, all of whom survuve; two sisters, Margaret Gibson and Peggy Williams, and many more loving family members and friends.
She is preceded in rest by her parents, her husband Robert, and a sister Nancy Smith.
To support her family, Ruth worked for Walmart for 20 years. She loved her family, her friends, her church family, and Frosty the Snowman. She will be missed by all who were blessed to know and love her.
A Visitation was held for friends to gather with Ruth’s family on Thursday, March 23, 2023 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Cole Family Chapel.
A Celebration of Life was held on Thursday, March 23, 2023 beginning at 4:00 pm from the Cole Family Chapel.
Interment followed the services on Friday, March 24, 2023 at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery at 9:15 am.
Pastor Mike MInghi officiated the services.
Memorials may be made to The Baptist Home in Ironton, MO.

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