Obituary: Edna Louise (Sweeney) Ruminer

Edna Louise (Sweeney) Ruminer

Edna Louise (Sweeney) Ruminer of Woodlake, Calif. passed away peacefully with her family at her side on Jan. 29, 2018 at the age of 79. She was born in Woodlake on July 2, 1938 to a pioneer family, “Doc” Philip and Gladys (Coker) Sweeney. Edna grew up in the Woodlake area and graduated from Exeter High School in 1956.  She married Dwight Ruminer in 1960 and celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on July 30, 2017. Edna was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and cousin. She worked for 32 years with husband Dwight, managing the day to day operation of their produce business, Ruminer’s Produce in Visalia, Calif. She was preceded in death by her parents, Doc and Gladys Sweeney; daughter Cheryl Ann Ruminer Bree; grandson Ryan Bree; and brothers Eddie and Vernon Sweeney.

Edna is survived by her husband Dwight Ruminer; son Dewayne Ruminer (Wanda); daughter Fredna Van Dellen (Andrew); four grandchildren, Meredith Bree Meehan (Dillon), Scott Shepherd, Stephen Ruminer, and Jesse Morales (Monica); seven great-grandchildren; and her only surviving sibling, sister Mable Stailey. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nephews and nieces who lovingly referred to her as “Aunt Susie”. Her keen ability to be truly authentic, honest and forthcoming about how she saw or felt about a situation is unique to only her. She will be dearly missed by all.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at Evans Miller Guinn Chapel in Exeter. Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018 at the Presbyterian Church of Woodlake, 600 W. Naranjo Blvd. in Woodlake. Burial will be in the Woodlake District Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at Services entrusted to Evans Miller Guinn Chapel.

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