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Ruth Ohmes

Monday, March 7, 2005

CHARLESTON - Ruth E. Wyatt Ohmes, 80, died at 2:10 a.m. March 7, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.

Born Feb. 26, 1925, in Charleston, daughter of the late William A. and Violet Golda DeField Wyatt, she had lived her entire life in Charleston where she graduated from Charleston High School in 1943 and was a member of the St. Henry Catholic Church. She worked at the McBride Stave Mill until the end of World War II. She later worked for the Enterprise Courier in Charleston for many years and the Mississippi County License Bureau until retiring in 1999.

In 1946, she married Andrew G. Ohmes who preceded her in death in 1984.

Survivors include: two sons and one daughter-in-law, Tony and Joyce Ohmes of Charleston and Marvin Ohmes, address unavailable; one daughter, Beth Ohmes of Charleston; one sister, June Beal of Sikeston; and three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Marvin Wyatt, Bill Wyatt, Carl E. "Shorty" Wyatt and Clarence E. "Dutch" Wyatt; and three sisters, Allie Mae Peacher, Marie Koehler and Louise McFadden.

Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where prayers will be recited at 7 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston with Monsignor Richard Rolwing, senior pastor in residence, as celebrant.

Burial will follow in the IOOF Cemetery near Charleston.


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