Ruth Ann Klein

Dow | Saturday, January 7 2012

Ruth Ann Klein, 68, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 3, 1944 in Newbern and was the daughter of the late Gilbert & Bessie Whitlock. She married Edwin Klein on July 6, 1964 and they have shared the past 47 years together and relocated back to the area from Raleigh, NC in 1990. Surviving are her husband; five children & their spouses, Christine Webster, and her companion, David Johnson of West Plains, Mo., Ronald & Ruth Kemp of Lewisburg, NC., Edwin Klein Jr. and his fiance' Nichol Stull of Stem, NC., Debra Lenard of Dow, and Starla Klein, and her companion, Guy Henderson of Raleigh, NC.; 14 Grandchildren; 12 Great Grandchildren; one brother & sister in law, Ernest & Elaine Whitlock of Frederickstown, Mo.; three sisters and a brother in law Connie Gettings of Grafton, Joy Winslow of Alton, and Lela & Jeff Seidler of Jerseyville; a sister in law, Jackie Whitlock of Newbern. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Donald Eugene Klein on Nov. 24, 1982; two brothers, Jack Whitlock and David Whitlock; two brothers in law, Leroy Gettings and Robert Winslow. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday. Rev. Wilbur Cain will officiate. Burial will be in the Noble Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials may be given to her family in care of Crawford Funeral Home in Jerseyville.

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