Ruth A. Webb, age 92, died peacefully at home in Oshkosh, WI with her husband by her side on August 1, 2023. She was born on August 10, 1930, to Robert and Doris (Walters) Greer in Durand, WI. Her family moved to Appleton, WI, in 1945 at the start of her sophomore year of high school. Ruth graduated from Appleton High School in 1948. She attended one year at UW-Stout before returning to Appleton and continued her courtship with her future husband, Robert Webb, whom she met in her first year of high school in Durand, WI. They married in Eau Galle, WI September 16, 1950. Ruth and Bob set up house in Appleton and welcomed their first child before moving to Oshkosh, WI in 1952 where they stayed, and their family grew.
Ruth enjoyed her life as a homemaker and volunteer work at St. Peter Parochial School lunch program, where she was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church (Most Blessed Sacrament), later volunteering at the Salvation Army lunch program for 30 years. Ruth loved to read, so much so, the Oshkosh Public Library Bookmobile used her home address for one of their weekly neighborhood stops. She enjoyed walking almost daily before age and dementia took hold.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Robert; children, Kathy Webb, Pat (Kim) Webb, Barb (Gary) Lucas, Mike (Karla Sergo) Webb, Cindy Webb, Ric Webb, John (Michele) Webb; brother, Robert (Dianne) Greer; son-in-law, Rick Oaks; brother-in-law, Bob DeBraal, Dick Frederickson, Keith (Kathy) Webb; sister-in-law, Sharon (Ed) Peabody; former daughter-in-law, Donna Webb; 15 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 7 step-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth is preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Doris Greer; parents-in-law, Leo and Ruby Webb; daughter, Beth Oaks; sister, Jeanne DeBraal; sister-in-law, Marlene Frederickson; and siblings-in-law, Roger (Dorothy) Webb, and Duane (Dorothy) Webb.
Funeral service will be held at Most Blessed Sacrament (St. Peter’s Site), 435 High Ave., Oshkosh, WI 54901 on August 25, 2023. Visitation will be held from 9:30am until 11:30am followed by mass.
A memorial is being established.
Special thank you to Promedica Hospice team, especially Marissa Tratz, R.N.