of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away peacefully on September 16,
2019, at the age of 101. Devoted husband to his surviving wife of 70 years Margaret (nee Mitchell) Ruth; beloved father of Vickie (Curt) May; loving grandfather “Papa” of Mike Macey, Angie (Joe) Kovacs, Tiffany Lundry, Tim (Jennifer) May, and Tom (Emily) May; loving great-grandfather of Connor, Spencer, Laney, Peyton, Stella, Fletcher, Jaimason, Paxton, Leo, Pierce, and Quinn; dear brother, uncle, cousin, and friend to many.
Victor was born on July 21, 1918, in Fredericktown, Missouri, to his parents Joseph and Mary (nee Sonderman) Ruth. He was 1 of 9 children, whom all preceded him in death. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded 9 Bronze Stars for heroic service, and a Good Conduct Medal. He then settled in St. Louis where he met and fell in love with his beloved wife Margaret and raised their daughter, Vickie.
Victor always put the needs of others before his own and never complained. He will be remembered by his warm smile, generous heart, and kindness to everyone he met.
Services: Visitation will be held on Thursday September 19th, from 12:30-1:00p.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery Chapel, 1215 Lemay Ferry Rd, St. Louis, MO, 63125, with interment immediately following. To honor Victor’s memory, donations can be made to Mercy Health Foundation South. The family would like to give a special thank you to Mercy Hospital South and DeGreef Hospice House for their exceptional care during his final days. A service of KUTIS AFFTON CHAPEL.