Ruth Marie Jacoby Whyte, 100, died January 29 at Cedar Bay West in West Bend, Wisconsin. Born August 21, 1921, in Waukesha to Robert and Anna Jacoby. She lived most of her life in rural Waukesha.
Ruth was married for 70 years to Gordon H. Whyte whom she married August 31, 1941. She served as Waukesha County Extension Homemaker and Treasurer, 4-H club general and project leader, treasurer for the Quarry School District while a new school was built. She was a member of the E & R UCC Church of Waukesha, their Ladies Aid Society, Peace UCC Church of Kewaskum and the LaBelle Chapter of Easter Star. After retirement they traveled worldwide enjoying, especially cruises and tours.
Her family is thankful of her interest in genealogy. She prepared and presented to each grandchild an extensive book of family history, photographs and clippings dating back several generations. In addition to many quilts, sewn and knitted items.
Lake Buckatabon, Conover, Wisconsin, was a special respite for her. She enjoyed the cabin with friends and family for over 85 years.
Survivors include, G. Kenneth Whyte (Diana) Conover WI: Carolyn R. Barthel (James) Oshkosh WI; Sherrie A. Anderson (Scott) Balsam Lake WI. She has 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon; two brothers Richard and Edward Jacoby and one sister, Lois Ann Randall.
A Funeral Service will be at 11:00AM on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022 at the Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend (1420 W. Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095). Visitation will be offered from 10:00AM until 10:45AM. Interment will follow at Washington County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kewaskum UCC church at 343 First Street, Kewaskum, WI 53040 or Buckataban Lakes Association, Inc. P.O. Box 133, Conover, WI 54519.
Special thanks to Cedar Community Health Care and Hospice for their caring support.