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Ruth Novak

Ruth Novak

March 17, 1932 – February 14, 2021

Ruth Louise Novak (nee Scheltinga) passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 14, 2021, she was 88 years old. Beloved wife of the late Theodore (Ted) Novak, dearest mother of T. Michael (Christine) Novak, Sandra (Basil) Honaker, and Kent (Donna) Novak, loving grandmother to Brian (Julie) Serati, Carrie (Brian) Wolf, Michael Novak, Laura (Kevin) Koch, Melissa Novak (Stewart Day), TJ (Gina) Novak and loving great-grandmother to 9. Beloved sister, sister-in-law, and friend of many.

Ruth and Ted were married for 47 years and carried on the Novak Decorating business first started by Ted’s mother, Muriel Novak. Ruth was an amazing seamstress and was known for her beautiful drapery, pillows, and home decor. Ruth and Ted loved the Lake of the Ozarks where they had a home at McClain’s Camp for many years.

Funeral Mass will be held at Saint Clement Church at 1510 Bopp Rd; St. Louis, MO 63131 on February 26, 2021, at 10:00, am. If you wish to make a donation: Lutheran Senior Services Hospice; 1150 Hanley Industrial Ct.; St. Louis, MO 63144. It is requested that the following be entered on the Memo line “Hospice”. Interment to be scheduled at a later date.

1 Comment

  1. Jackie and Jim Schmidt on February 19, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    I will never forget Ruth and our lunches at Maryville and the treats she would bring for dessert.
    It was my privilege to have met her
    and share some delicious recipes.



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