Ruth Carolyn Wieting
August 15, 1920 – January 22, 2019
Ruth C. Dalrymple Wieting, 98, LeRoy, formerly of Bloomington and Lake Bloomington, passed away peacefully Tuesday (January 22, 2019) at LeRoy Manor. She was born August 15, 1920, Nokomis, IL, a daughter of the Rev. Dr. Edwin Lester Tobie and Carrie Jane Mansfield Tobie. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Schroeder (Richard); grandchildren Amy Dalrymple-Hill, Keith Dalrymple (Jennifer), Dr. Nicholas Schroeder (Suzanne), and Tobie Schroeder; step-daughter Jean Wieting Chakour (Elias); daughters-in-law Ellen Laesch Dalrymple and Gail Dalrymple; great grandchildren Kayleigh and Braelyn Hill, Jacob Dalrymple and Lucille Eun Schroeder; as well as 11 step-grandchildren and 12 step great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Gerald W. Dalrymple, Sr.; her second husband, Kenneth J. Wieting; her companion in later years, Frank Knoll; her sons, Gerald W. Dalrymple, Jr. and David T. Dalrymple and step-son Daniel Wieting. She was a 1941 graduate of Illinois Weslyan University and earned a masters in reading from Illinois State University. A member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, PEO Chapter AW, and Delta Kappa Gamma teacher’s honorary. She had been a member of the LeRoy Longfellow Club, Rike House Guild and LeRoy Country Club. She has been a member of Second Presbyterian Church Bloomington since 1941 and served as a Deacon. She taught in Unit 5 schools for 20 years. As Mrs. Dalrymple, she taught first grade at Hudson Elementary School and then as Mrs. Wieting, fourth grade reading at Sugar Creek Elementary in Normal. Many thanks to the LeRoy Manor caregivers and to Transitions Hospice. She is blowing you all kisses because of your kind and attentive care over the past 7 years. A private family burial will be held at East Lawn Memorial Gardens and a memorial service at Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington is planned for the spring. Memorials can be donated to Beyond the Books Educational Foundation, P.O. Box 908, Bloomington, IL 61702, beyondthebooksbn.com; PEO Educational Loan Fund, P.E. O Executive Office, Treasurer’s Department, 3700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50312, donations.peointernational.org/peo-donation-elf ; or Second Presbyterian Church Choir Fund, 404 N Prairie, Bloomington, IL 61701, secondpres.com.
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Ruth Carolyn Wieting
January 31, 2019
I was lucky to have Mrs. Dalrymple for a teacher at Hudson for 1st through 3rd grade. She was the best. I have many great memories of school and her patient teaching. Barb Bates
January 30, 2019
Hi Janet & family,
Your mom was such a classy lady. We had lots of fun teaching together at Hudson & later at Sugar Creek. She had a wonderful smile and laugh that really connected her to her students. I appreciated that she was a big support to me as a new teacher at Hudson. Later at Sugar Creek she did the same with others. I hope that I'll be able to attend the memorial service in the spring.
With great sympathy,
Your former neighbor on Felmley Drive