Jake and Samantha Eckart, of Columbia, are happy to announce the birth of their daughter, Ryleigh Louise Eckart. She was born on Sept. 8, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Ryleigh weighed 6 lbs. and measured 18 3/4 inches long.
The maternal grandparents are Sid and Cheryl Buch of Red Bud and Susan and Steve Leinicke of Red Bud. The paternal grandparents are Eddie and Melanie Eckart of Chester and Norma Eckart of Red Bud. The great-grandmothers are Esther Eckart of Hecker, Joyce Dunn of Ruma and Norma Power of Pana. Late great-grandparents are Edmund and Lucille Buch, Jake and Mildred Frisch, Edmund Eckart, Norma Weber and John Wuensch, and Larry Krigner.