Ruth Starbuck

Litchfield, IL | Tuesday, January 18 2022 |

Ruth M. Starbuck, 88, formerly of Alton, died at 1:38 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022, at Heritage Health in Litchfield, IL. 

Born April 3, 1933, in Edwardsville, she was the daughter of William and Emma (Klenke) Yindrak.  She worked as an administrative assistant for the Alton State Hospital. 

Surviving is a daughter and son-in-law, Barb and Bob Brenner of Bunker Hill, a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Karen Starbuck of St. Charles, MO, three grandchildren, Erin Wigginton (Jason), Brian Brenner (Sarah), and Melissa Horn (Adam), and seven great-grandchildren, Haley, William, Declan, Owen, Emma, Liam, and Grey. 

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John William “Bill” Starbuck, a grandson, Sean Starbuck, a brother, William “Bill” Yindrak, a sister, Marlene Fraser, and her former husband and good friend, Maurice Starbuck. 

Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 5, 2022, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton.  Reverend Dave Conrad will officiate.  Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.  Memorials may be made to to fund childhood cancer research and support.  Online guestbook and information may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Gent Funeral Home

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