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2010-07-09 / Obituaries

Ruby Elsie Weerts May 1, 1921 - June 30, 2010

Funeral services for Ruby Weerts, 89 of Ledbetter, Texas, were held on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine, Texas with Rev. Paul Bohot officiating. Burial followed in the Ledbetter Cemetery.

Ruby passed away on Wednesday, June 30, 2010 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

Ruby Elsie Lehmann Weerts was born on May 1, 1921 in Carmine, to Adolph Gus & Antonie (Schultz) Lehmann.

She was baptized on March 31, 1925 by Rev. Carl Baer and confirmed at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine on March 21, 1937 by Rev. H. Brunotte.

Ruby was united in marriage to Sergeant Major Arthur C. Weerts on November 21, 1948 also at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Carmine by Rev. A.B. Weiss. Their marriage was blessed with two sons, Gene & Keith.

Ruby was a loving and devoted homemaker and beloved grandmother and great grandmother who enjoyed gardening, dancing and playing dominoes with her family and friends. Ruby’s life was a living example of a life filled with Christ. She had a true servant’s heart and was filled with love for everyone. Her greatest desire was to welcome and embrace all newcomers to the community. She always took an active role in her community and church and was a member of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church Ladies Aid, the Ledbetter Homemakers Club and the Carmine Lions Club. Her passing leaves a great void in all of our hearts. We sorrowfully kiss her goodbye for now. Until we meet again, we love you Granny.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur in 1997; two sisters-in-law, Janet Lehmann and Marilyn Lehmann and a brother-in-law, Perry Lee Thomas.

She is survived by her two sons, Gene & Judy Weerts of Atlanta, Texas and Keith & Kandice Weerts of Spring; six grandchildren, Chuck & Michelle Weerts of Atlanta, Michael & Lindsi Weerts of Tyler, Travis & Sara Weerts of Llano, Trevor Weerts of Spring, Ashton Weerts of Spring and Rachel & David Cochran of Willis; seven great grandchildren; three brothers, Raymond & Ruby Lehmann of Ledbetter, Kenneth Lehmann of Ledbetter and Edward Lehmann of Carmine; sister-in-law, Marie Thomas of Brenham as well as several nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers were Chuck Weerts, Michael Weerts, Travis Weerts, Trevor Weerts, Ashton Weerts and Rachel Cochran. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Carmine Lions Club.

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