Ruth Ladene Reidel, 87, of Lindsay, passed away on May 23. She was born May 5, 1918, to Donald and Myrtle Weller in Bellefontaine, Ohio, where she attended all local schools.

In 1946 she married John William Reidel, and in 1961 they moved to San Jose, Calif. In 1977 Ruth and her family moved to Lindsay where she lived until her death. Ruth worked at Wright Patton AFB in Ohio during World War II and also worked for Mary Rutan Hospital and later worked for San Jose Hospital until her retirement. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, weaving, traveling, cooking and especially enjoyed "supervising everyone." She was a member of the Methodist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star and a proud member of the Lindsay Senior Gleaners.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband John William Reidel in 1992. She is survived by her son Fred Reidel and his wife Marsha of Cottage Grove, Ore.; son John Reidel of Lindsay; daughter Carol Jimenez and her husband Richard of Visalia; daughter Judy Rypczynski and her husband Michael of Kingsburg; brother Robert E. Weller and his wife Mary of Bellefontaine, Ohio; and nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Webb-Sanders Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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