Mitzi Jo Bax

Mitzi Jo nee Ruger Bax, age 60 of Florissant, MO, formerly of Collinsville, IL, born April 23, 1957 in Flora, IL, passed away on Monday, July 17, 2017 at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO with family by her side after a gallant fight with cancer.

Mitzi was a 1975 Collinsville High School graduate. She was employed at the Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel since 2002 as an Associate Director of Sales. She was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville. She enjoyed poetry, art, walking, and loved her canine companion, Daisy. She was a proud Nana.

She is survived by her parents: Richard and Johnalee nee Edwards Ruger of Collinsville; two sons: Christopher (Erica) Bax of Lake St. Louis, MO and Ryan (Mollie) Bax of Wentzville, MO; four grandchildren: Kaiden, Brynn, Greyson and Lennon; three brothers: Michael (Beverly) Ruger, Daniel (Debbie) Ruger, and David Ruger, all of Collinsville; one sister: Cindy Storey of Collinsville; six special nephews and one niece: Patrick, Matthew, Alanah, Joshua and Justin Ruger, and Jordan (Mandy) Ruger; ten great nieces and nephews: Kacey, Kendal, Sydney, Isaac, Ethan, Madeline, Aiden, Lane, Alissa, Kelcie.

Visitation will be 4pm to 8pm on Friday, July 21, 2017 at Barry Wilson Funeral Home, Maryville, IL.

Funeral service will be at 11am on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Michael Walther officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Metro East Humane Society, and will be received at the funeral home.

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