Ruth Marie (Young) Wertman, 89, of Garrett, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Garrett.
She was born March 9, 1930, in Buchanan, Michigan to the late Ernest and Martha (Keaffaber) Young. She was a 1948 graduate and valedictorian of Leo High School.
She married Keith L. Wertman on March 4, 1950, in Leo, and he passed away on February 20, 1995.
Ruth was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Garrett First Church of Christ. She was a former member for many years at County Line Church of God in rural Auburn.
Ruth was a member of the Jackson Township Homemakers Club for over 50 years and was a longtime volunteer at the Hospital Guild.
Ruth enjoyed playing bridge, euchre and loved to read and sew.
Surviving are five children and their spouses, Beth and Roger Garrett of Tucson, Arizona, Susan and Michael Carpenter of Garrett, Marcia and Gregory Weller of Garrett, Daniel and Susan Wertman of Bristol, and Laura and Michael Krihak of Napa, California; eight grandchildren, Nathan Garrett of Avon, Minn., James Weller of Garrett, Carolyn Moughler of Butler, Jared Weller of Grant, Mich., Jaclyn Annan of Indianapolis, Craig Carpenter of Lynnwood, Washington, Keith Wertman of Bristol and Betsy Wertman of Bristol; five step-grandchildren, Carsten Krihak and Annika Krihak both of Napa, California, Tami Gibbons of Indianapolis, Janelle CasaSanta of Lafayette and Chris Garrett of Rapid City, South Dakota; 13 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Sandra and Albert Bigelow of Santa Clarita, California; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and two sisters, Dorothy Gibbs and Patricia Wilkinson.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with Brother Bud Owen officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. prior to the service Saturday, March 7, 2020, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to the JAM Center, 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett, IN 46738 or Garrett First Church of Christ, 213 E. King St., Garrett, IN 46738.
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