Ruth Weston

Feb 10, 2017

Ruth E. Weston went into the arms of the Lord and on to Glory, Feb. 3, 2017, at Bangor Nursing and Rehab Center. She was born Oct. 5, 1928, in Boston, the daughter of Nelson D. Weston and Carrie (Price) Mueller.

She was predeceased by her father, mother, step-father Walter Mueller, brother Russell L. Weston and sister Helen J. Otto. (Willie) and all her very loved kitty cats.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews Larry Otto (Massachusetts), Ruth Caron (New Hampshire), Danny Otto (Massachusetts), Paula Perrotti (Massachusetts), Lorraine Ermer (New Hampshire), Linda Hall (Mississippi), Barbara Ahlemeier (Texas), Karen Willis (Massachusetts) and Russell Weston (Massachusetts) and all their spouses and many great-nieces and great-nephews. Also, The Sisters of Grace and Hope Mission, her church family, The Moodys and friends she made along the way. Ruth really loved the Lord and his people.

While growing up during the depression and moving around a lot wasn’t easy, she made the best of it.  Her life experiences made a great testimony for the Lord and what he can do.  She was a storyteller and writer; and she played the piano, trumpet, and many stringed instruments. She was converted April 6, 1941, at Grace & Hope Mission, Boston, then baptized April 13, 1941, at Jamaica Plain Baptist Church, Jamaica Plain, Mass. She was called to serve July 5, 1946, at Rosedale Camp in Pennsylvania. On July 8, 1947, she began her full-time service at Grace & Hope Mission in Scranton, Pa., and was ordained May 8, 1949, in Buffalo, N.Y.

Ruth worked at missions in Philadelphia, New York City, Reading, Pa., and Baltimore Md., as her last mission of service. Still up until her death, she was a contributing writer to the Children’s Corner in the quarterly publication of G&H.

In 1982 Ruth returned to Monroe to care for her failing mother, working each day towardher salvation, which she was happy to report happened in 1997 when her mother gave her heart to the Lord. Ruth loved to garden, keep her kitties happy, read, talk on the phone and correspond with family and friends along with reading her daily devotions and praying for others from her little trailer in the woods given to her by many friends of the church.

As of late, Ruth was in Winthrop at Winthrop Manor and later became a resident of Bangor Nursing and Rehab Center.  Even from her bed and in pain she always wanted to know about you and spread the gospel.  Thank you to all for the care and fellowship shown. And to all the people of Beacon Hospice and their volunteers.

A celebration of Ruth’s life will be Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse Bible Church, 86 Prospect St., Searsport. A spring committal will be May 26, at 2 p.m. at Monroe Village Cemetery in Monroe.

Memorial donations can be sent to Grace and Hope Mission, Inc., 4 S. Gay St., Baltimore, MD  21202-4007.

“I lift up my eyes to the hills, Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord maker of heaven and earth!”

Arrangements are under the care of Riposta Funeral Home, Belfast.  Memories and condolences may be offered to the family at ripostafh.com.

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