Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath (1922 - 2007)

Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath
1922 - 2007
updated September 09, 2019
Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath, mother to 11 children, was born on August 12, 1922 at lima memorial hospital, lima oh, Ohio us. She was born into the Rockey family and married into the Waltemath family. She was born to James K. Rockey, with siblings Paul, P, Edna, and P.. Ruth was baptized at grace methodist church, lima, Ohio us. She married William Emmett Waltemath, and they gave birth to Randy Tad Waltemath and Rebecca Ann Waltemath. She would also marry Willliam Emmett Waltemath, and they gave birth to Rebecca Ann Waltemath. Ruth's partner was Bill Waltemath, and they gave birth to Rebecca Ann Waltemath and Randy Tad Waltemath. She was the parent of Randy Tad Waltemath, and Rebecca Ann Waltemath with an unlisted partner.Ruth married Bill Waltemath, and they gave birth to Randy Tad Waltemath and Rebecca Ann Waltemath. She also married William Emmett Waltemath on April 15, 1945 in San Angelo, Texas and William died on March 20, 1971 in Lima, Ohio. They gave birth to Randy Tad Waltemath and Rebecca Ann Waltemath. She died on February 21, 2007 at golden livingcenters lima, lima, Ohio us at 84 years old.
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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath
Most commonly known name
Female
Gender
Ruth
First name
Marceil
Middle name
Rockey
Maiden name
Mrs.
Suffix
Unknown
Nickname(s) or aliases
lima oh, mackenzie drive - golden living center s shawnee st lima oh, in lima, allen county, Ohio us 45805
Last known residence
Ruth Waltemath was born on at lima memorial hospital, bellefontaine ave, in lima oh, allen county, Ohio us 45801
Birth
Ruth Waltemath died on at golden livingcenters lima, south shawnee street, in lima, allen County, Ohio us 45804
Death
Ruth Waltemath was born on at lima memorial hospital, bellefontaine ave, in lima oh, allen county, Ohio us 45801
Ruth Waltemath died on at golden livingcenters lima, south shawnee street, in lima, allen County, Ohio us 45804
Birth
Death
Complications due to Alzheimers Disease [flu virus & pneumonia]
Cause of death
at memorial park cemetery, harding highway, in lima, allen County, Ohio us 45804
Burial / Funeral

Ethnicity & Lineage

White

Nationality & Locations Lived

United States of America

Religion

Christian / Methodist

Baptized

at grace methodist church, in lima, allen county, Ohio us 45801

Education

Graduate of Lima Central High School, Lima OH; graduate of Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH. majoring in Accounting with a B.A. or a B.S. degree in Accounting.

Professions

Senior Medicare Auditor for Blue Cross + Blue Shield in the surrounding Lima Allen County are of Northwestern Ohio auditing many various hospitals in the tri-county area..

Personal Life & Organizations

Board member of the League of Women Voters, lifetime member of Shawnee United Methodist Church & Grace Methodist Church, 6 year board member of the Tri-County Mental Health Board for Allen, Hardin & Auglaize Counties, board member of the Allen County Museum, volunteer for Northwest Center for Human Resources Inc. and many more organizations.

Military Service

None except she married our father William E. Waltemath who was a Lieutenant in the Army Air Corps stationed in San Angelo TX as a B52 bomber flight instructor. Our parents married in San Angelo TX in April 1945.

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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath & William Emmett Waltemath

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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath & Willliam Emmett Waltemath

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Jan 17, 1921 - Mar 20, 1971

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around 1955 - Unknown
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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath & Bill Waltemath

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around 1955 - Unknown
around Jun 4, 1952 - Unknown
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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath & Bill Waltemath

Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath

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Jun 10, 1952 - Unknown
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Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath & William Emmett Waltemath

April 15, 1945 - March 20, 1971
Cause of Separation: Death
San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, United States
Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath

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January 1921 - Mar 20, 1971

Children:

Jun 10, 1952 - Unknown
around 1955 - Unknown

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Randy Waltemath
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It has now been 10 years since our beloved mother passed away in 2007. Oh how the world & our country have changed since her passing.....Mom would definitely be shocked at all the changes in our society & what her son & daughter (Randy & Becky) have had to put up with by the remnants of the Rockey family such as dis-owned cousins & other people our mother once knew. We both miss her beautiful smile, her laughter & her steady strength of character & compassion not only for both of us but for others. Our beloved mother was a real lady with class & dignity, shows you how well our grandparents raised her. Mom was never afraid to speak her mind on any given subject & she was a very devoted Christian lady & is now a child of God in heaven, free from the pain, sorrow & grief of Alzheimers Disease which ravaged her body & her brilliant mind. My sister & I will always remember the yearly camping trips we took up north to Charlevoix MI & the trips she made to visit me in California & the sights we saw together such as Hearst Castle; Muir Woods; the rides on the trolley cars in San Francisco; riding the BART train all around the Bay Area; shopping in Tijuana Mexico along with her friend Carolyn Schauweker; when Mom & my sister attended my graduation at The Ohio State University, Columbus OH; and Mom & me attending the graduation of my sister Becky @ Apollo Career Center in Lima OH from the nursing career program.

Our mom always lit up a room with her beautiful smile. Her wisdom & strength of character amongst a million more of her personality traits is what held our family together growing up. Mom truly was our "rock of Gibraltar".....now she is gone physically from both of us but not spiritually......she continues to keep watch over me & Becky & has showed us many spiritual signs after she passed away. While many others have forgotten our mother during these last 10 years, my sister & I NEVER will.

Written & updated by her son & daughter, Randy T. & Rebecca A. Waltemath, also the son & daughter of the late William E. Waltemath (d. 1971)---our dad & Mom's husband......we both give thanks to BOTH of our parents. May they rest in peace surrounded by the perpetual light of God's heavenly kingdom for all eternity.

Submitted/Updated April 27th, 2017
Apr 27, 2017 · Reply
Randy Waltemath
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My sister & I have so many warm & comforting memories of our beloved mother the list is too long for us to elaborate on. She was the most devoted wife & mother that could have ever been. She was such a selfless & loving individual & put everyone she knew first before herself. When Mom was diagnosed with Alzheimers Disease in January 1997 both my sister & I became her caregivers during the last 10 years of her life until she passed away in February 2007. During that time period, while Mom's "supposed" friends Ruth Ann Loar [ & others] [who turned out to be fakes] from her church & her niece Cynthia Jane Trudeau & grandnieces & other extended family members who abandoned our mother [including the clergy from Shawnee United Methodist Church], my sister & I stood by our beloved mother all the way until she passed away. Even when we had to make the horrific choice of putting her into a nursing home, we visited her all the time & took her all around our city, to the city parks, & to our homes for all the special holidays until she could no longer walk & had to be placed into a wheelchair.......while other people with aging parents just dump them into nursing homes & forget them to escape their responsibilities of being caregivers because those people "are too busy" in their lives. My sister & I saw so much of that going on in the nursing home our mother was in. Mom was so involved in so many civic activities in our community. At one time we remember her calendar was always full of meetings & civic activities she was so involved in. Truly, since Mom has been gone now 8 years already, it seems as though we both lost her only a few months ago. What Alzheimers Disease did to our mother tore both of our souls & hearts apart through all the 7 stages of the disease. Both of us will truly never be the same & & nobody can nor ever will be able to replace our beloved mother. This is why we are putting all this info on our mother on Ancient [external link] as an eternal & lasting tribute to the mother we miss so much. Mom: "May the perpetual light of heaven surround you & shine upon you in God's Heavenly Kingdom for all eternity & may you rest in Eternal Peace."

Your loving son & daughter,
Randy & Becky
May 2nd, 2015 A.D.
May 01, 2015 · Reply
Randy Waltemath
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My mother Marceil Rockey Waltemath had a wonderful zest for life & a beautiful smile to go along with it. She got these character traits [and so many more] from her parents James K. & Edna [Wiley] Rockey. Mom always thought of other people first before herself. She lived through the Great Depression in 1929 at such an early age Mom knew how to be frugal with finances & everything else without being cheap. One example is the mortgage on our house my brother & I grew up in, got all paid off after our dad died while other friends of our parents still had many years to go to pay off their house mortgages. Mom excelled in accounting. Thats why she majored in it at Ohio Northern Univ. in Ada OH. She went back to college after our dad died to finish up her education to get her degree in Accounting, however, she dropped out of college during the WW2 war years to marry our dad so going back to college after his passing was no easy step for Mom, but she did graduate from ONU and got a very good position at Blue Cross/Blue Shield as Senior Medicare Officer for the entire regional area of Lima OH and beyond. She excelled in her position at BC/BS for a long time. Afterwards Mom took a very well deserved retirement where she took up golf and played at many golf courses in the Lima area as well as other states where she did alot of traveling with friends since me & my brother were out of the house and on our own. She visited NYC and the Twin Towers long before the 9/11 terrorist attacks on NYC and the Pentagon. One of her favorite things was watching the good old black and white movies from the 1930s onward on Turner Classic Movies [TCM] and during that time she bought a new fangled VCR where she could rent VCR movies from the library and watch all the old time movies she grew up with. She also did alot of reading of books from the public library on all different subjects. My mom was one of our public library's favorite patrons.

"Mom: You raised me and my brother Randy well. We both are soooo appreciative of everrrrything you and Dad did for us. We both think of you everyday. Randy is right: we both did follow the 4th Commandment of honoring thy father and mother when you became terminally ill with Alzheimers". Both of us would do it ALL OVER AGAIN FOR YOU. May the eternal light of Heaven perpetually shine upon you now and for ALL ETERNITY. We both tried our best to give you a glorious send off at your funeral.Nobody can ever replace you Mom. XXOO From your daughter Becky and your son Randy..
Sep 23, 2013 · Reply
Randy Waltemath
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Our mother was born Ruth Marceil Rockey, daughter of James K. & Edna Wiley-Rockey. She married our father William E. Waltemath on April ? 1945 in San Angelo TX. Our father was a Lt. in the Army Air Corps where he trained pilots to fly B-52 planes that would go on the long flight missions overseas. San Angelo had an airbase at that time. It no longer exists now. After WW2 was over, our parents relocated back to Lima OH where our father became an Insurance Adjuster in the Lima OH region. He died at age 50 in our area. Our mother never remarried & she is buried beside him. I am their son Randy who is updating all our mothers vital information which was incorrectly input by a former extended family member. My sister Becky & I are the last two remaining survivors of our family. "Mom and Dad": You both done good raising both me and Becky".
Sep 23, 2013 · Reply
Randy Waltemath
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Mazrceil Waltemath has two surviving children, Randy T. Waltemath & Rebecca A. Waltemath. I am her son who is updating all of my mothers informtionl. Mom: Becky & I miss you terribly even since you have been gone over 6 years. You are/were the best mother in the entire universe. We both think of you daily and we hope we did you PROUD with the "send off" we both gave you at your funeral. As we both were your caregivers during the last 10 years of your life, Becky & I would do it ALL OVER AGAIN for you. We both did it all for you because we love you so much and we both dont want anrewards or recognition. The 4th Commandment says: "Honor thy father and mother" and that is the guiding principle we followed. Becky & I both know you are at peace now and no longer suffering from Alzheimers Disease. We both thank you for EVERYTHING you did for us. Becky & I are your legacies, trying to do you proud.
Sep 23, 2013 · Reply

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Marceil Rockey Waltemath is survived by her two adult children: Rebecca Ann Waltemath & Randy Tad Waltemath, both born & raised in Lima OH., current location is unknown.

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In 1922, in the year that Ruth Marceil (Rockey) Waltemath was born, on November 4th, British Egyptologists George Carnarvon and Howard Carter unearthed the first step leading to King Tutankhamen's tomb in the Valley of the Kings. By the end of the month they had unearthed the steps and broken through the door into the intact tomb. This was the only tomb that had remained unlooted that had been found (and is, to date). Filled with gold, jewels, and ancient everyday items, the find was priceless - in terms of money and history.

In 1934, by the time she was only 12 years old, on June 6th, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission was formed as a response to the stock market crash of 1929 and the continuing Great Depression. Previously, the states regulated the offering and sales of stocks - called "blue sky" laws. They were largely ineffective. Roosevelt created a group (one member was Joseph Kennedy, father of the future President Kennedy) who knew Wall Street well and they defined the mission and operating mode for the SEC. The new organization had broad and stringent rules and oversight and restored public confidence in the stock market in the United States.

In 1945, when she was 23 years old, on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1952, by the time she was 30 years old, on February 6th, George VI of England died from a coronary thrombosis and complications due to lung cancer. His eldest daughter, age 25, immediately ascended the throne as Elizabeth II and her coronation was on June 2 1953.

In 1961, at the age of 39 years old, Ruth was alive when on August 13th, East Germany began erection of what would become the Berlin Wall between East and West Berlin. In one day, they installed barbed wire entanglements and fences (called Barbed Wire Sunday in Germany). On August 17th, the first concrete elements and large blocks were put in place.

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