Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Obituaries

April 20, 2014

Ruth Meyer

July 15, 1913-April 16, 2014

GOSHEN — Ruth Meyer, 100, passed away early Wednesday morning at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.

She was born July 15, 1913, in Zwickau, Germany, to Georg and Margarete (Bernstein) Schilling.

On Dec. 9, 1939, she married Siegfried Meyer in Zwickau, Germany. He died Jan. 13, 1994.

She is survived by a son, Peter (Marilyn) Meyer, Syracuse; two granddaughters, Debra Miller and Vicky Scelzo; two great-grandchildren; and extended family in Germany, in particular, Rosi Maas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her siblings.

Our memories will keep Mom in our hearts for being a good mother, hard worker, excellent cook and housekeeper and for being very independent.

She fell in love with a stray cat that showed up at her door. She named him Sigi, Dad’s nickname, the love of her life.

Mom has reached the “Finish Line”, may she rest in peace.

A 3:30 p.m. memorial service will be conducted Sunday, April 27, at Grace United Methodist Church, New Paris. The Rev. Rob Nelson will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 25, New Paris, IN 46553.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with funeral arrangements.

Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

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