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Ruth Ann Petzel, 55

Ruth Anne Petzel, 55 of Middleburg, FL passed away Monday, October 2, 2017. Ruth was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late John and Pauline Scholes.  She moved to Middleburg 30 years ago and was an active member of the Middleburg United Methodist Church where was involved in bible studies as well as many other ministries.  Writing cards to those who needed a pick-me-up, taking people to movies, and volunteering with the American Cancer Society for breast cancer events such as “Making Strides” allowed Ruth to touch many lives in a positive way.  Ruth worked with Walmart on 103rd Avenue a few years ago and was a homemaker that loved helping others.  She will be dearly missed by many.

Mrs. Petzel is survived by her husband of 38 years, Tom Petzel, brother, David Scholes, two sisters, Joan Schackmann and Diane (Charles) Hlavaty and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Services will be held Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 5pm at the Middleburg United Methodist Church in the historic church.

In lieu of flowers, the family that memorials be made to: The American Cancer Society:

Arrangements are under the care of Russell Haven of Rest Cemetery, Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 2335 Sandridge Road, Green Cove Springs, FL 32043.  Family and friends may share their condolences at: 904-284-7720

  • Joan Schackmann

    Ruth ( notice I did not call you Ruthie ) I will miss hearing “ Joan it’s Ruth—are you there—it’s your sister from Florida “ Our daily -& sometimes 2 & 3 calls a day, & our many texts meant so much to me. We talked about everything. My sister—my friend—You will forever be in my heart.

  • Joy McCoy

    Our family has another angel watching over us. My loving, caring, sweet Aunt Ruth went with God to Heaven on 10/2. I’m so sorry she lost her battle to cancer but am comforted that she is no longer suffering. May God wrap His arms in comfort around Uncle Tom – her dedicated husband & all of our family at this time. Rest in Peace in Heaven Auntie Ruth. Love & Miss you. ✘♡✘♡✘♡
    Joy & Cedric McCoy

  • Diane Hlavaty

    My dear sister was a devout Christian. Her faith in Jesus Christ reassures me that she is with God in Heaven singing with the angels.
    Diane Hlavaty

  • Joyce Johnson Rodriguez

    Rest in Peace Ruth Ann. You will be missed by everyone you have touched. May you be at peace in the arms of our Lord. I have many memories of you. And i was saddened to hear that you had to leave us. You’re in paradise now. May God rest your sweet soul.