Mary Ruth Weems
1/15/1925 - 5/11/2018


Mary Ruth Weems passed to her reward on May 11, 2018 in Celina, Texas.

She was born January 15, 1925 in Breckenridge, Texas to Rice M. and Mary Jones Robbins.

Ruth was a member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce and was a Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Ruth was married to John "Bud" Arnold March 16, 1946, who preceded her in death on June 1, 1987.  She married Wilson Eugene Weems December 15, 1990. He preceded her in death August 3, 2005.

Ruth was employed with Sears Roebuck mail order for 22 1/2 years.  She then was employed by the Dallas Independent School District and retired from there in l983.

Survivors include one stepdaughter, Carol Wilson and husband Sam. Six step-grandchildren, Julie Nelson and husband Cory, Lynn Wilson, Ashley Wilson Long, Jared Wilson and wife Lisa, Wes Wilson and wife Katie, and Kirk Weems and wife Heather.

She is also survived by 21 step-great-grandchildren, one great-great-step grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her first husband, John "Bud" Arnold, and second husband Wilson Eugene Weems.  Also, by her parents, Rice M. and Mary Jones Robbins, three brothers, John, George and Rex Robbins, and two sisters Katie Karnes and Gypsie Honey. Also preceding her in death are one stepson, Ray Weems, and one step-grandson, Richard Weems.

  • Ruth was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Commerce for many years where she was responsible for service ministries in her Sunday School class for a time.  As part of this responsibility, she prepared meals, visited the sick and elderly, and was available to provide help in any way needed.  She was generous and charitable.  Her strong faith sustained her throughout her life.

  • Ruth was a faithful friend who kept in close contact with those she loved.  She enjoyed her frequent visits with them and spoke of them and their families often.

  • She lovingly cared for both of her husbands until their deaths, sacrificing her own comfort and interests to ensure their every need was met.

  • Ruth had a quick wit and an impressive memory.  She had some health problems throughout her life that required surgery.  She could remember the date of every surgery, where it was performed, and the name of the doctor who performed it--well into her 70's!  And she could retell favorite stories from her past in minute detail, describing the event so thoroughly that the listener felt as if he/she was present and participating.

She blessed many lives and will be missed!

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