Ruth H. (Woelfle) Waldschmidt, 86, of Metamora, IL passed away at her earthly home into her eternal home on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 3:40 am. She was born on November 18, 1933 in Secor, IL to John C. and Henrietta L. (Ripple) Woelfle, Sr.
Surviving are her three children Janet Weldon, Mike (Denise) Waldschmidt, and Jerry (Melanie) Waldschmidt all of Metamora; eight grandchildren Jeannie (Waldschmidt) Grebner, Mindy (Brad) Easton, Tim (Suzanne) Weldon, John Waldschmidt, Megan Waldschmidt, Joe (Christy) Weldon, Susan Weldon, and Austin Waldschmidt; six great-grandchildren Olivia, Lyla, Adeline, Brody, Cooper, and Riggins Weldon; sister Irma Jean Damerell of Eureka, IL; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Timothy Waldschmidt, sister Laverne Armstrong, brother John Woelfle Jr., and brothers-in-law Clarence Maxheimer, Richard Armstrong, and Jay Damerell.
Ruth was a billing clerk secretary for Evergreen FS. She attended Liberty Bible Church in Eureka and Rock Church in Metamora. She was the most wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and had a fierce love for her family. In her free time, she was with family playing games, attending events, and showing them and others the love of Jesus.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Liberty Bible Church with Pastor Tom Zobrist and Pastor Chuck Tate officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 until 7:00 pm on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel and also one hour prior to her service on Friday at the church. Burial will be in Secor Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to OSF Hospice, 2265 West Altorfer Drive, Peoria, IL 61615. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.
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