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2010-06-11 / Obituaries

Ruth Schulze Symm

March 18, 1922 - June 3, 2010 March 18, 1922 - June 3, 2010 Mrs. Symm passed away on Thursday, June 3, 2010 at the Scott & White Hospital in Temple, Texas.

Ruth Sidonia Schulze Symm was born on March 18, 1922 in Loebau, Texas to Emil & Anna (Moerbe) Schulze. She was baptized and confirmed at Christ Lutheran Church in Loebau, Texas and was united in marriage to LeRoy E. Symm on March 8, 1942 in Columbus, Georgia. Ruth was a loving and devoted homemaker who also worked as a hairdresser out of her home. She was a member of the Ladies Aid at Immanuel Lutheran Church, volunteered at the Rejuvenation Thrift Store and was a member of the Giddings Sons of Herman Lodge #54. Ruth enjoyed cooking for her family, canning, gardening, sewing, needlepoint, crocheting, making ceramics, canning and taking care of baby animals.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy; three brothers, Eric Schulze, Alvin Schulze and Herbert Schulze and five sisters, Gertrude Schulze, Clara Iselt, Margaret Mersiovsky, Frieda Wendland and Esther Gruetzner.

Ruth is survived by her four children; Helen Williams of Temple, Jeanette & Henry Jost of Copperas Cove, James Symm of Giddings and John & Linda Symm of Wallis; eight grandchildren, Michael & Pam Williams of Tyler, Lester & Lisa Williams of Arlington, Shauna Williams & Melanie Castro of Mansfield, Philip & Tonya Jost of Carmel, Indiana, Brian & Jodie Jost of Copperas Cove, John & Cheryl Gonzales of Garland, Tanya & Joe Brownlee of Mesquite and Robert “R.D.” & Brenda Symm of Giddings; 14 great grandchildren, Adam & Hannah Williams of Arlington, Keaton, Grace & Brynn Williams of Arlington, Keith & Andrew Jost of Carmel, Indiana, Rachel & Colby Jost of Copperas Cove, Jordan, Carissa & Mya Gonzales of Garland and Benjamin & Sebastian Symm of Giddings; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services for Ruth Symm, 88 of Giddings, were held on Monday, June 7, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Wilbern Michalk and Rev. Keith Aschenbeck officiating. Burial followed in the Giddings City Cemetery. .

Memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 300 North Main, Giddings, Texas 78942 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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