Eileen "Ruth" Portwood

Bethalto | Saturday, September 19 2015

Eileen "Ruth" Portwood, 74, passed away 10:31 p.m. Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Alton Memorial Hospital.

Born on May 29, 1941 in Wood River, she was the daughter of Herman Frederick and Sarah Blanche (White) Meyer.

She was a homemaker and retired Certified Nursing Assistant.

Surviving are two sons, Robert Portwood of Carrollton, Ronald (Doris) Portwood of Chapin; a daughter, Ramona (Gregg) Gaines of Lake Ozark, MO; eight grandchildren, Heather, Bobbi, Jeremy, Jessica, Katie, Kurtis, Kamryn and Drake; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Larry Meyer, Sr. of South Roxana, Steve, Sr. (Norma) Meyer of Staunton; four sisters, Mary Jean Long of McClure, IL, Judy Rulo of Bethalto, Sue (Neil) Sperandio of East Alton, Patricia (Paul) Howard of Shipman; and a special friend, Thomas Bartholomew of Bethalto.

Preceding her in death were her parents; and two brothers, Bill Meyer, Sr. and Mike Meyer, Sr.

A visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. until time of a graveside service at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Wanda Cemetery in South Roxana.  Pastor David Fields will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.

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