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Ruth M. Bachman

Godfrey | Sunday, June 12 2011

Ruth M.  Bachman, 100, died at 3:05 a.m., Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Rosewood Care Center in Alton.  She was born February 13, 1911 in Alton, the daughter of the late George and Julia (Rotsch) von der Ahe. 

On August 19, 1949 she married Henry P. Bachman and he preceded her in death on May 13, 1982.  She retired after 37 years of service as a school teacher in the Alton School system.

She was a member of the Illinois Retired Teachers Association, Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey. 

Surviving are two Step-sons; Gerald Bachman and his wife Barbara of Des Peres, MO and Donald Bachman and his wife Marijo of St. Peters, MO., two step-grandchildren; Steve Bachman and his wife Rebekah of Amarillo, TX and Mike Bachman of St. Louis, MO.  Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one step grandson; Gregory Bachman. 

Visitation will be Wednesday, June 15, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. at Gent Funeral Home in Alton with Reverend Jerry MeCaskey to officiate. 

Burial will be at Upper Alton Cemetery in Alton.  Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Church of Christ.  Additional information and online guest book may be found at www.gentfuneralhome.com


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