Dunbar Funeral Home - Northeast

4219 Hard Scrabble Rd, Columbia, SC


Ruth Waveline Hetzel

May 31, 1931November 2, 2019

COLUMBIA A Memorial Mass for Ruth Waveline Hetzel, 88, will be held at 12:00 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2019 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church. The family will receive friends following the service. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the service.

Mrs. Hetzel passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019. Born in Grantsville, WV on May 31, 1931, she was a daughter of the late Ralph Arnold and Vergie Bailey Arnold. Ruth was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and was an avid gardener.

Surviving are her six children, Ray Hetzel, Robert Hetzel, Jr. (Kathleen), Charles Hetzel (Kathleen), Carol Nesmith, Sandra Johnson (William), and Timothy Hetzel (Julie); fifteen grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Catherine Hetzel and her grandson, Michael Nesmith.

Memorials may be made to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 721 Polo Rd, Columbia, SC 29223.

Memories may be shared at www.dunbarfunerals.com.


  • Memorial Mass Thursday, November 7, 2019
  • Visitation Thursday, November 7, 2019


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Cassi Jolly

November 5, 2019

Ruth was a wonderful lady that I am lucky to have had the pleasure of meeting. Although it was several years ago, I still have fond memories of playing Phase 10 with Ruth, her daughter, and her grandson. She will be missed.