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Laura E. Nicoletti (Ruwwe)
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Laura Nicoletti (Ruwwe), 55 of Imperial, MO passed away unexpectedly Thursday, August 31, 2017 at her home.

Laura E. Ruwwe was born April 16, 1962 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Donald and Chleo (Marsh) Ruwwe. She grew up and attended school in Sullivan, St. Louis and Rolla. She became a mother early in her life, giving birth to her beloved daughter, Shandi. Together they lived in various states before returning to Missouri where they settled in the Fenton area. Through the years Laura worked as a bartender, waitress and a seamstress. She was gifted at sewing many things including clothing. Laura was also good at cooking and enjoyed making meals for family and friends. Over the years, she enjoyed playing frisbee, “yard saling”, and playing billiards. Many who knew her will remember that she loved the color pink! Among other things Laura loved her three grandchildren: Nathan, Luci, & Chase. She will be missed by many family and friends.

Laura is survived by her daughter, Shandi Wheeler (and fiancé, Ben Swederska) of St. Louis; her father, Don Ruwwe (and his wife, Peggy) of Bourbon, MO; a brother, Steve Ruwwe (and his wife, Judy) of Stanton, MO; two sisters: Jan Lein (and her husband, Kim) of Iberia, MO and Linda Schneider (and her husband, David) of Rolla, MO; three grandchildren: Nathan, Luci, & Chase Swederska of St. Louis; a special friend, Frank Bowman of Imperial, MO; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives; and her beloved cats: Irving, Andrew, & Charlie Brown.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Chleo Ruwwe; and nephew, Brian McCance.

Visitation will be 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Eaton Funeral Home in Sullivan, MO. Cremation will take place following visitation. Inurnment will be at a later date in Cave Spring Cemetery, Sullivan, MO.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Missouri.

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Arrangements are under the care of Eaton Funeral Home of Sullivan and Bourbon, MO.

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4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Eaton Funeral Home

347 N. Clark
P.O. Box 625
Sullivan, MO 63080

Cemetery Details


Cave Springs Cemetery

Highway 185
Sullivan, MO 63080

Memorial Contribution

Humane Society of Missouri

1201 Macklind Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110

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