OBITUARY

Ruth Maebelle Wadsack Sellers

September 7, 1924July 7, 2018

Ruth Maebelle Sellers passed away on July 7, 2018 at Cottage in the Meadow in Yakima, Washington, due to multiple medical problems. She was 93 years old.

Ruth was the younger of two children born to George and Cdell Wadsack on September 7, 1924 in Everton, Arkansas. She lived in Arkansas until the family relocated to Yakima in the mid-1940s.

In 1945, Ruth met Jim. They were married six months later on June 5, 1946, at St. Joseph’s Church in Yakima. They were together for nearly 56 years, until Jim’s death in 2002. In the intervening years, Ruth and Jim raised six children. As if not busy enough, they bought a farm in the Moxee area in 1964, growing apples, and raising a variety of farm animals and pets. Ruth also found the time to help harvest the apple crop in the fall.

Ruth enjoyed flowers and gardening. She was particularly adept at growing geraniums and tomatoes. She was an excellent cook and had many popular dishes. Her apple pie, strawberry shortcake and peach cobbler were frequent requests. Ruth enjoyed family trips to Westport and to Reno in later years. She enjoyed picnics and family gatherings.

Ruth is preceded in death by husband Jim, sons Ron and Den, parents George and Cdell Wadsack, parents-in-law Charles and Agnes Sellers, brother Troy Wadsack, and grandchildren, Jason and Stephanie. She is survived by four children, Dick, Ken and wife Olga, daughter Patty Ferguson and husband Cary, all in the Yakima area; Joe and wife Jody, and daughter-in-law Claire, who reside in the Spokane-Colville area, as well as seven grandchildren, Ron & Angie Sellers, Steve & Teri Sellers, Brian Sellers, Craig Sellers, Kevin & Julie Sellers, Jesse & Colby Ferguson along with five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Your journey is over.

Now rest on the other side of the river

in the shade of the trees.

Mom, may your spirit bless and be with us always. We’ll miss you.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Brookdale, Astria-Regional and Cottage in the Meadow.

Graveside services will take place at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, located at 2807 Terrace Heights Drive, on Saturday, July 14 at 11:30 am. A reception will follow.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.keithandkeith.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Ruth is preceded in death by husband Jim, sons Ron and Den, parents George and Cdell Wadsack, parents-in-law Charles and Agnes Sellers, brother Troy Wadsack, and grandchildren, Jason and Stephanie.

    She is survived by four children, Dick, Ken and wife Olga, daughter Patty Ferguson and husband Cary, all in the Yakima area; Joe and wife Jody, and daughter-in-law Claire, who reside in the Spokane-Colville area, as well as seven grandchildren, Ron & Angie Sellers, Steve & Teri Sellers, Brian Sellers, Craig Sellers, Kevin & Julie Sellers, Jesse & Colby Ferguson along with five great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ron Sellers
  • Steve Sellers
  • Craig Sellers
  • Brian Sellers
  • Kevin Sellers
  • Payton Thaxton
  • Colby Ferguson

Services

  • Graveside Service
REMEMBERING

Ruth Maebelle Wadsack Sellers

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Melvin Johnson

July 15, 2018

Aunt Ruth was my favorite aunt and she was the kindest, sweetest woman anyone could ever know. I don’t remember her ever saying a unkind word to anyone. She always was there to support my mother (Eunice Eslick) their entire life and visited her often while she was in assisted living.
Both my mother and Aunt Ruth were great cooks and loved to bake peach cobbler and cherry tortes, both my favorites. Each time we had family get together’s everyone looked forward to all the great prepared foods and desserts.
I remember telling aunt Ruth after my mother died that she is the maitrearch of the family now and I remember her telling me that was a big responsibility and didn’t know if she could do it as well as my mother. She did a great job!
Every time I came to town to visit family I made a point to visit my aunt, and from time to time I would call her and she was always so happy to talk to me.
Aunt Ruth loved her family and her extended family as well. She will be missed by us all...I can’t help but think that she is overjoyed meeting her family and friends in heaven and probably talking about making some of those wonderful desserts that she was famous for!
One day we too will shall join the reunion of family and friends in heaven and what a glorious day that will be!
Aunt Ruth may be gone but she will not be forgotten.

Mary Falls (DeSanto)

July 10, 2018

Tom DeSanto and I had the opportunity to be neighbors with Ruth and Jim in East Valley on Mieras Road for many years. Such wonderful people who we were blessed to know. May fond and happy memories remain in all of the families' hearts. Sympathy and friendship go out to you during this difficult time.
Mary Falls (DeSanto)
Ludlow, Kentucky

FROM THE FAMILY