Eileen Wetz, age 88, died Tuesday evening, November 6, 2018. She was a lifelong Shelby resident until moving to Ashland four years ago to be closer to her daughter.
Eileen was born May 18, 1930 in Shelby, the daughter of the late Ernest and Lettie (Bachelder) Ruhl. She was a 1948 graduate of Shelby High School and began working at the Coffee Shop and Wilken’s Air Force Depot before becoming employed at First National Bank in Shelby. She spent her career at the bank and retired after many years of dedicated service. Eileen was an active member of First Lutheran Church in Shelby, the Red Hat Society, and MOM Mother’s Club- where she had remained active since its origin. She enjoyed time with her graduating Class of 1948 at lunch gatherings at Ted and Ali’s Café.
Eileen thoroughly adored her family and many friends, including new friends made since her move to Ashland. Those surviving include her two daughters: Linda (Shim) LaGoy of Lafayette, CA and Karen Cooke of Ashland; 6 grandchildren: Brian Wray, Patrick LaGoy, Marc (Stacy) LaGoy, Stacy (Rob) Chisari, Justin (Amanda) Cooke, and Kristin (Brett) Kerr; 14 great grandchildren: Connor and Alexis Wray, Marc Jr., Lily, and Tray LaGoy, Rex, Nora, and Graham Cooke, Jacob, Liam, and Natalie Raynor, and Owen, Taylor, and Justin Kerr; 2 sisters in law: Alice Ruhl and Sue Wetz; and several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on March 4, 1991 by her husband, Robert. E. Wetz, whom she married April 16, 1949; her son in law: Rick Cooke; and 4 brothers: Harold Davis, Hylas Davis, Leland Ruhl, and Leslie Ruhl.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4-7 pm at the PENWELL TURNER FUENRAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Saturday at 10:30 am. Pastor Rus Yoak will officiate with burial following in Oakland Cemetery, Shelby. Memorial contributions may be made to her church, First Lutheran Church of Shelby.
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