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