December 21, 1930 – June 16, 2020
Ruth Weddel was born on December 21, 1930 in Belview, Texas and passed away on June 16, 2020 in Odessa, Texas and is under the care of Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held on June 18, 2020 at 6:00 pm at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on June 19, 2020 at 11:00 am at First United Pentecostal Church. Burial at Sunset memorial Gardens.
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Thursday, June 18, 2020
Friday, June 19, 2020
June 18, 2020
What a sweet lady. Years ago I was in Odessa visiting my family.
She came bearing a floral arrangement. A beautiful gift. I still have it in my home. She was a very talented, kind lady. She will be missed.
Brian & Paulette Nelson
June 18, 2020
To Jerry & Sister Ruth’s family,
There are not enough words to tell you how much your precious Mom & Grandmother will be missed by those whose lives she touched. She went beyond words to share her love. She gave out of the abundance of her heart, which was full of love for everyone she met. Some of our early memories of her were her faithful attendance at prayer meetings, and when she taught Sunday School at First UPC in Odessa in the 1980s. Some of the most rambunctious two and three years old boys, including Brandon Pugh, Eric Parekh, Seth Bridges, Eben Nelson, Matt Scott and many others learned to love Jesus through her. Her trademark was to send cards to people, her Sunday School students (with a stick of gum inside), church people and friends. She seemed to have a gift to know when someone needed a reminder that someone cared for them.
Sister Ruth was beautiful, inside and outside. The word “elegant” is a close description, but the radiance that came from within her was like a magnet, drawing people to her. She visited the sick, volunteered at the hospital, and took food, gifts and her own hand crafts and to the home bound and even the dying. When Pastor Pugh came by to see my mother, Shirley Stover, about 30 years ago, Sister Ruth was just leaving. We were weeping, telling him of the meal she had brought and gifts. He looked at me and said, “You don’t want to miss heaven, because it will be filled with people like Sister Ruth.”
Without a doubt she loved her family, Will, Judy, Jerry and grandkids. Pictures lined the walls and furniture of each and every one of you. How blessed you are to have had her in your lives.
Sister Ruth, welcome home, you make heaven a little bit sweeter.
We loved you dearly.