Ruth Kreis

Ruth Louise Kreis of Wartburg passed away February 6, 2018. She was 93.

Funeral service will be held today, Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wartburg with Pastor David Graves officiating. Interment will follow in the Wartburg Cemetery in Wartburg.

Ruth was born in the Oakdale community of Camp Austin. Ruth was a loyal and loving wife to Johnny. At an early age she turned her energies into raising their children. Ruth was an avid seamstress making numerous quilts for her extended family. An excellent cook, Ruth’s kitchen was never closed to family or friends. She was well known for her beautiful flower gardens and her bountiful vegetable gardens, which she was always eager to share. She will always be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, and whose most significant passion was caring for her family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Johnny Kreis in 2003; sisters, Shirley Zumstein of Hohenwald, Rema Kreis of Nebraska, Reba Honeycutt of Kentucky; and brothers, Bob Headrick of Louisiana, Louis Headrick of Harriman, and Ray Headrick of Oakdale.

Survivors include her children, Louis ‘L.E.’ (and wife Betty S.), Brenda (and the late Jack) Waters, Johnny Ray (and wife Sharon), Betty Ann, Richard, Tina (and husband Sherman) Shannon, Timmy (and wife Donna), and Tammy (and husband Keith) Gibson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ruth is also survived by one sister Faye Ruppe, sister-in-law’s Faye Headrick, and Eileen Sackett; brother-in-law’s Joe Zumstein of Hohenwald, Herbert Honeycutt, Martin ‘M.C.’ Kreis and Everett Kreis, as well as brother and sister-in-law Billy and Susie Kreis.

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