Ruby Mae Schiber, 90, of Granite City, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at Christian Hospital in St. Louis with her family by her side.
She was born on May 15, 1924, in Baldwin, a daughter to the late George N. and Emma T. (Henricci) Laufer.
Ruby was a lifelong homemaker and mother, always putting her family’s needs before her own. She was a faithful member of Concordia Lutheran Church in Granite City, where she volunteered countless hours in service to the church helping out wherever needed. She was a former charter member of Hope Lutheran Church in Granite City, where she, along with her husband, help build the church. Ruby was a Sparta High School class of 1942 graduate and worked at Petri’s Catering in Granite City and in her free time she enjoyed watching the St. Louis Cardinals and spending time with her family. Ruby will be remembered as a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and friend. Her family will always hold dear all the special times they shared together.
She is survived by and will be missed by her daughters, Betty and (Ron) Criley of Marine, Pat and (Gary) Criley of Glen Carbon, Gloria Bridwell of Maryville, Cynthia Schroeder and (Ben Holste) of Florissant, Mo.; grandchildren, Devon and (Laurie) Criley, Aaron and (Erin) Criley, Jeff and (Bonnie) Criley, Brad Criley, Kari Beth and (Greg) Kirk, Kris and (Jamie) Kimmick, Kassi Bridwell, Steve Schroeder and (Tobi Pemberthy), Kathi and (Brett) Smith; 19 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Edith and (Leo) Mathis, Hazel and (Pete) Wilson; sister-in-law, Shirley Schiber; and 64 nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. “Sandy” Schiber, whom she married on July 5, 1942; son-in-law, Richard Bridwell; and three sisters and four brothers.
In celebration of her life friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, with Pastor Brian Feicho officiating at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon. Memorials are suggested to Concordia Lutheran Church, 2305 Grand Ave., Granite City, IL 62040.