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Ruth E (Wendel) Lane

February 2, 1958 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 62)


Ruth Elizabeth Lane, 62, of Jackson passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 at her home.

She was born February 2, 1958, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Jacob and Edith Allegra Daume Wendel. She and Roger Lane were married May 21, 1978 at Emanuel United Church of Christ in Jackson.  He passed away July 7, 2018.

Ruth was a 1976 Graduate of Jackson Senior High.  She was the choir director, pianist and organist at St. Luke’s United Church of Christ in Barnhart.  In 1994 she graduated from Jefferson College with her nursing degree and went to work for Jackson High School. While working as the school nurse she was the sponsor of the Health Career’s Club and the Drug Free Club. Ruth also worked as an agent for Century 21 Realty.  She was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church. She also enjoyed being outdoors and playing in the Municipal Band.  Ruth overcame a lot of obstacles in life but will be remembered for always being a very determined and positive person.

Loving survivors include two daughters, Amanda (Garett) Dugan of Cape Girardeau and Kristin Lane of St. Louis, Missouri; two grandsons, William and Emmett Dugan of Cape Girardeau; three siblings, Gary (Emilie) Wendel, David (Janet) Wendel all of Jackson and Jane (Richard) Malone of Springfield,

Missouri; and her mother-in-law, Carol Lane of Arnold, Missouri.

Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters- in-law, cousins and countless friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger of 40 years of marriage; her parents; and her father- in-law Robert Lane.

Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson and from 1:00 P.M. until time of service Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Lynwood Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 P.M. at the church with Rev Mark Anderson officiating.

Interment will be in St. James United Church of Christ in Tilsit.

The family suggests that memorials be made to American Diabetes Association or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by clicking on the TRIBUTE WALL of Ruth’s personal obituary page at

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October 14, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McCombs Funeral Home, Inc.
McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center
640 West Independence
Jackson, MO 63755

October 15, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Lynwood Baptist Church
2935 Lynwood Hills Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Funeral Service
October 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Lynwood Baptist Church
2935 Lynwood Hills Dr
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701


American Diabetes Association
1701 North Beauregard Street,, Alexandria VA 22311
Tel: 1-800-342-2383

Juvenile Diabetes Reseach Foundation
JDRF, PO BOX 37920, Boone IA 50037

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