M. Ruth Krieg Saylor Obituary

M. Ruth Krieg Saylor

M. Ruth Krieg Saylor, 91, of New Berlin, died at 9:01 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, IL. Ruth was born April 12, 1929, in Virginia, IL, the daughter of Erick and Edith Oetgen Krieg. She married Robert “Bob” Saylor on March 23, 1947, in Pleasant Plains; he preceded her in death on January 11, 2014. Ruth graduated from Virginia High School in 1947. She was employed as a meat cutter for Dannenberger’s Grocery and also worked for the New Berlin School District for 16 years in the cafeteria. Ruth enjoyed knitting and made over 50 afghan blankets since she retired. She was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, Andrea and Naomi; parents; two sisters; and two brothers. Ruth is survived by her daughter, Edith (husband, Galen) Clary of New Berlin; sons, Mike (wife, Beverly) Saylor of Virginia and Mark (wife, Carla) Saylor of Jewett; grandchildren, Michael Sean Saylor, Christopher Patrick Saylor, Robert Stanley Saylor, Steven Joseph Saylor, and Pamela Gaile Saylor; great-grandchildren, Griffin Colton Jackson Saylor, Delaney Sue Saylor, Ivy Elizabeth Kay Ayers, Peyton Saylor, Jase Saylor, and McCoy Saylor; sister, Carolyn Fouts of Macomb; brother, Erick (Donna) Krieg of Chatham; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 308 E. Gibson St., New Berlin. A Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor David Benning officiating. Illinois COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, requiring face coverings and limiting attendance to 50 guests at one time. Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 308 E. Gibson St., New Berlin or New Berlin EMS, P.O. Box 224, New Berlin, IL 62670. The family of M. Ruth Saylor is being served by Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin, IL 62670.
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M. Ruth Krieg Saylor, 91, of New Berlin, died at 9:01 a.m. on Saturday, September 5, 2020, at Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, IL.

Ruth was born April 12, 1929, in Virginia, IL, the daughter of Erick and Edith Oetgen Krieg. She married Robert “Bob” Saylor on March 23, 1947, in Pleasant Plains; he preceded her in death on January 11, 2014.

Ruth graduated from Virginia High School in 1947. She was employed as a meat cutter for Dannenberger’s Grocery and also worked for the New Berlin School District for 16 years in the cafeteria. Ruth enjoyed knitting and made over 50 afghan blankets since she retired.

She was also preceded in death by two infant daughters, Andrea and Naomi; parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

Ruth is survived by her daughter, Edith (husband, Galen) Clary of New Berlin; sons, Mike (wife, Beverly) Saylor of Virginia and Mark (wife, Carla) Saylor of Jewett; grandchildren, Michael Sean Saylor, Christopher Patrick Saylor, Robert Stanley Saylor, Steven Joseph Saylor, and Pamela Gaile Saylor; great-grandchildren, Griffin Colton Jackson Saylor, Delaney Sue Saylor, Ivy Elizabeth Kay Ayers, Peyton Saylor, Jase Saylor, and McCoy Saylor; sister, Carolyn Fouts of Macomb; brother, Erick (Donna) Krieg of Chatham; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation and Funeral Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2020, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 308 E. Gibson St., New Berlin. A Funeral Ceremony will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor David Benning officiating. Illinois COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, requiring face coverings and limiting attendance to 50 guests at one time.

Burial will follow at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 308 E. Gibson St., New Berlin or New Berlin EMS, P.O. Box 224, New Berlin, IL 62670.

The family of M. Ruth Saylor is being served by Butler Funeral Home - New Berlin, 714 E. Gibson St., New Berlin, IL 62670.

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Sep
11
Visitation
Friday, September 11 2020
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
308 East Gibson Street
New Berlin, IL 62670
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11
Service
Friday, September 11 2020
11:30 AM - 01:30 PM
St. John's Lutheran Church
308 East Gibson Street
New Berlin, IL 62670
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Final Resting Place
St. John's Lutheran Cemetery
300 E. Gibson St.
New Berlin, IL 62670
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Memorial Contributions

St. John's Lutheran Church
308 East Gibson Street, New Berlin, IL 62670
New Berlin-Island Grove Firefighters and EMS Squad
P.O. Box 224, New Berlin, IL 62670