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Ruthann S. Weigl

Ruthann S. Weigl, 63, of Penfield Township, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, August 4, 2007 at Elyria Memorial Hospital. She was born in Lodi, on December 10, 1943, to Avery and Helen Neidhardt Sooy and was a lifelong resident of the Penfield area. She graduated from Keystone High School in 1961, Ashland University in 1965, and received her Master’s Degree from Ashland University 1994. She started teaching at Ashland City Schools in 1965 and later taught at Wellington Schools in a career that spanned 32 years, retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Spencer United Methodist Church where she served on various church committees and was a longtime choir member and soloist for numerous special occasions. She was also a member of the Lady Nesters Golf League at Indian Hollow Golf Club, Wellington Literary Club and was a volunteer at the Lorain County Board of Elections. She was an LMRE Scholarship Fund Evaluator and a 4-H Horse Club Advisor for many years in which she participated with her daughters. She enjoyed flower and herb gardening, was a pianist, an avid reader and loved fashion and shopping. She was a sports enthusiast and Cleveland Indians fan and also enjoyed traveling to historic places.
She is survived by husband, Gary, to whom she married July 14, 1961; daughters, Kimberley Sheffield of Elyria,   Gaylene Weigl of Olmsted Falls, Elizabeth (Stanley) Johnson of Mercer Island, WA; granddaughters, Niah, Giselle and Quincey Johnson; Parents, Avery and Helen Sooy of Penfield Township; sisters, Linda (Gerald) Jackson of Penfield Township, Paula (Jeff) Terlecky of Vienna.
She was preceded in death by her sister Bonnie Breyley in 2005.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. at the Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 East Main Street, Spencer.
Funeral Service will be Thursday, August 9, 2007 at 2 P.M. at the Spencer United Methodist Church, 201 East Main St., Spencer. Rev. Cara Stultz Costello of Spencer will officiate. Burial will follow at Penfield Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Spencer United Methodist Church or to a future education endowment fund which will be announced later. Parker & Son Funeral Home in Spencer is handling arrangements.

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