Ruth G. Leveling

October 19, 1925 ~ January 3, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Ruth G. Leveling Obituary

Ruth G. Leveling, nee Zarter, age 98, of Staunton, formerly of East St. Louis, IL, born on October 19, 1925, in Oshkosh, WI, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Staunton Health and Rehab Center.

Ruth was a loving wife, mother, grandma, GaGa, and sister. She was an excellent cook and baker known for her many Christmas cookies and pies. Along with her husband, Ruth worked in their large garden filled with fruits, vegetables, and beautiful gladiolas. Ruth was like a mother to many of her children’s friends. She was a devout Catholic.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony F. Leveling, Jr; her son, Bob Leveling, and her daughter in childhood, Carol Ann Leveling; her son-in-law, Michael Scannell; her granddaughter, Erin Colleen Scannell; her parents, George and Wanda, nee Celichowski Zarter; and her sisters, Dolores Casey, Judy Nuccitelli, and Norma Zarter.

Ruth is survived by her children, Tony (Cheri) Leveling, Susan Scannell, and Peggy (John) Van Asch; her daughter-in-law, Barb Leveling; her 12 grandchildren, Katie Leveling, Mark (Alex) Leveling, Ellen Ruth (Bryant) Dyer, Phil (Wendy) Leveling, Tim Leveling, Emily (Chris) Ham, Megan (Jeff) Greive, Ryan Scannell, Neil (Megan) Van Asch, Tommy (Marie) Van Asch, Greg Van Asch, and Steven (Abby) Van Asch; her 15 great-grandchildren, Molly, Toby, Thomas, Parker, A.J., Mae, Leyla, Maggie, Gus, Jacob, Moira, Kailie, Ella Ruth, James and Ruthie Leigh; and her siblings, David (Judy) Zarter and Lorraine Koch.  Ruth is also survived by loving nieces and nephews. 

Memorials may be made to St. Vincent DePaul Society or Catholic Urban Programs.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church,

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 10, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Bill McGhee officiating. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.  

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January 10, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church (Fairview Heights, Belleville)

Mass of Christian Burial
January 10, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Augustine Catholic Church (Fairview Heights, Belleville)


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