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In Loving Memory

Main, Ronald W.

Ronald Winton Main, 85, of St. Louis, departed his life on Earth on November 27, 2023 at deGreeff Hospice House.

On December 26, 1959 he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara Frances Smith at the First Methodist Church in Metropolis, IL.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George Winton and Marguerite Paust Main and his brother George W. Main.

He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Barbara Frances Main, son, Brian Winton (Renee’) Main, and daughter, Alta Mylene (Joe) Huskey, six grandsons Jarek Winton (Natalie) Main, Jacob Andrew (Amanda) Main, Michael Cody Huskey, Matthew Kelly Huskey, Jonathon Casey Main, and Samual Clay Huskey, and with two great-granddaughters Autumn Margaret and Aspen Eleanor Main, along with relatives and close friends both near and far.

He and Barbara lived in Missouri most of their married life.  Ronald graduated from SIU-Carbondale and worked his whole life helping others hear and enjoy their lives.  He was a Mason for over 50 years and a proud member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church and sang in their choir.  Ronald and Barbara enjoyed over 25 years of square dancing together and traveling for many years.

For all of those who know Ronald, you know he loved to tinker – on cars, in his yard, in his garage and just about anywhere you can think of.  He loved to do just about anything outdoors.  His favorite times were in the company of his dear family and friends.

His love of life, family and friends was always evident in the smile that was never far from his lips.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 7th from 3-6pm at Kutis Funeral Home, 5255 Lemay Ferry Rd,  St Louis, MO  63129 with Service at 6pm. Ronald will be buried in his hometown of Metropolis, IL, next to his parents at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to St. Lukes UMC, 2761 Telegraph Rd,  St Louis, MO  63125   C/O Church Choir or deGreeff Hospice House, 10024 Kennerly Rd,  St Louis, MO  63128


13 thoughts on “Main, Ronald W.”

  1. I am so sorry for your family’s loss 🙏 As a neighbor and friend of Ron’s, he will be missed. I will miss the time we spent together on our back porches solving the problems of the world 🙂 The world’s loss is Heaven’s gain 🙏 May God’s blessings help ease your family’s pain 🙏

  2. My deepest condolences to the Main family. Ron was a constant member of the old FARTS club that met at McDonald’s for coffee on the first and third Tuesday of each month. Always a regular fun to be with. We will miss him, but never forget him. He’s in a better place now. Amen.

  3. We are sadden to hear the news about Ron. He will be missed. Our deepest condolences to Barb and family. God Bless you all!

  4. Brenda and I are so saddened by Ron’s passing. It is a shock to us. Can’t imagine the world without him but we know he is in a far better place.
    Barb we are in prayer for you and your family.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. That was an awesome tribute of his life and accomplishments. What a great man!

  6. I have known and worked with your Son Brian since 2010. He is a good friend. I know from our many conversations that Ron will be missed a great deal! Please accept our sincere sympathy for you and your family’s loss

  7. Barb, I am so saddened for you and your family in the loss of Ron. What a great man. His smiling face will be missed at St Luke’s. My prayers are with you. May be rest in eternal glory.

  8. Barb Brian and the rest of the Main family I am very saddened to hear of Ronnie‘s passing. This November has been very hard on all of us with Ronnie passing and my Gayle passing on November 6. When we were growing up I spent many nights in Metropolis running around with Ronnie and his various cars. Many people who saw my Gayle and Barb together or saw their pictures often thought they were sisters I can only pray and hope that Ronnie left this life without having to suffer very much. I so hope that I can see all of them in heaven in the near future. I leave you with all of my fond memories of our childhood and growing up now wish you my strong prayers and condolences.

  9. So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Every time I saw him he had a smile on his face and always had something to say to put a smile on yours. I along with everyone else who knew him will be missing him.

  10. Barb,
    So very sorry for the loss of your dear husband. The obituary was wonderful to read. I’m glad you have a wonderful family for support. Thanks for you and Ron’s ministry in Southern Illinois that affects our family. I’m most happy that Ron will go home to His Lord and Savior and wait for his loved ones on the other side.

  11. I was devastated to hear this news. I’m so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you all. Love and prayers.
    Jill Skaggs


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