RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey

  • Died: January 1, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

RuthAlice Wehrenberg Carey, 100, passed away Monday, January 1, 2018. Born in Fort Wayne, IN, RuthAlice graduated from North Side High School in 1936 and later completed her associates degree from Valparaiso University. She worked as a secretary with Fort Wayne State Development Center for 23 years, retiring in 1980. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church where she participated in the Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. RuthAlice was an active volunteer at the YWCA and Lutheran Home. Surviving are her daughter, Ruth A. Snyder of New Haven, IN; son, Robert (Jeanne) Rhodes, Jr. of Fort Wayne; step-son, Dennis (Joyce) Carey of Anderson, IN; 3 step-children; 3 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by husband, Clyde J. Carey; parents, Fred and Ruth Wehrenberg; son-in-law, Dick Snyder; and her brothers, Philip Wehrenberg, and Fritz Wehrenberg. Service is 10:30 am, Thursday, January 11, 2018 at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd with Pastor Peter Cage officiating. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Burial in Concordia Cemetery Gardens. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church . To sign the online guest book, go to


Condolence & Memory Journal

Sorry for your loss. May you draw close to our loving God by reading his word, and find comfort in the hope he gives us all : of seeing our loved ones again in a beautiful new paradise home here on earth.

Posted by A friend   January 06, 2018

I rejoice with the family that Ms. Carey has gone on to the place Jesus promised to prepare for her, with Him, and appreciate that, while she was still able to attend church at St. Paul's, she was friendly to my late wife, Linda Crouse. They shared a liking for ladies to wear hats to church. It's nice that the photo you chose shows Ms. Carey in a red hat, as Linda was a Red Hat Society member. GOD be with you!

Posted by Jim Crouse - Fort Wayne, IN - Acquaintance   January 06, 2018

Ruth, Bob, and Dennis, they say that one picture is worth a thousand words and the picture of Aunt Ruth that you have included truly captures her outgoing personality and her love of life.

Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Mom.

Posted by Dan Wehrenberg - Chicago, IL   January 06, 2018


God has blessed you with a long life for your works thanking you for the friendship you gave me. may God wrap his loving arms around you and give you all the love and peace you were promised.

Posted by John Lane - Waynesville, GA - Friend   January 06, 2018

Dear Ruth & family:

We are so sorry to read about your Mother. You have our Sincere Sympathy and Prayers. We will see you on Wednesday.

Posted by Carolyn & Don Nicole - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   January 06, 2018

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