Ruth Volkerding, 97, of Jackson, fell asleep in Jesus on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born on June 22, 1918, in Cape Girardeau County to Albert and Ida Lange Siebert.  She and Walter Rose were married April 3, 1948.  They had been married 15 years when he passed away September 26, 1963.  She and Joseph Volkerding were married August 15, 1970.  They had been married 23 years when he passed away October 21, 1993.

Ruth was a loving, devoted wife and mother.  After moving from the farm in 1965, she worked as a cook at several locations, retiring from St. Paul Lutheran School in Jackson after ten years of service.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville since 1948, where she was active in the Ladies’ Aid and previously taught Sunday School.

She is survived by a son Darryl (Connie) Rose of Bartlett, Tennessee; two step-daughters,  Judy (Dean) Wendel of Gordonville,  Jane (Kenny) Windisch of Cape Girardeau; five grandsons, Brian Rose of Bartlett, Michael Rose of Denver, Colorado,  Mark Wendel of Gordonville, Matthew Wendel of Jackson,  Chad Windisch of Cape Girardeau; eight great-grandchildren;  a brother Raymond (Elsie) Siebert of Cape Girardeau; three sisters, Dena Kamp of Burfordville, Eugenie (Harold) Wessel, and Pearl Keller of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Sherry Rose; a sister Ruby Siebert; and a brother William Siebert.

Visitation will be Friday, June 26, 2015, from 12 PM to service time, at Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville.

The funeral will be Friday, at 2 PM, at the church, with the Rev. Wayne Schwiesow officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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  1. Vickie Dankenbring

    Please know that you have my sympathy at your mother’s passing. Ever since Sherry died, Ruth and I spoke or wrote notes to one another at Christmas time. She was a lovely woman and will be sorely missed.
    Vickie (Rosenhauer) Dankenbring

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