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Ruth L. Wrenshall

Ruth L. Wrenshall

September 03, 1923~February 20, 2024

Ruth L. Wrenshall passed away February 20, 2024, in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born on September 3, 1923, in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Geoffrey Wrenshall, her parents and two brothers, John and Philip.
Ruth is survived by her loving family consisting of two daughters, Barbara Joan Oldfield (Donald-deceased) and Judith Wrenshall Whitfield (Paul, Sr.), her grandchildren, Gwendolyn Markatou-Edgar, Christian W. Oldfield, Lea Starling Oldfield Fleming, Rachel Irene Whitfield Brogan, Paul Michael Whitfield, Jr. (Susan), Joelle Ruth-Erin Whitfield McMurray(John) and her great grandchildren, Aaron Geoffrey Oldfield, Sydney Fleming Hubbard, Ethan Wayne Fleming, Johanna Lynn Whitfield-Brogan, Stephen James Brogan, Clover Anne Cecilia Whitfield, Gabriel Geoffrey Gene Whitfield, Aria Selene McMurray and Siris John Zelig McMurray.
Ruth moved to Jacksonville in 1949 and became a United States Citizen in 1955. She was a registered nurse for many years, retiring from Baptist Memorial Hospital. After retirement she volunteered her time and talents at Riverside Presbyterian Church where she was a member and through Healing Hands Clinic here in Jacksonville.
Ruth dearly loved her family-her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
There will be a graveside service Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 1:00 PM at Riverside Memorial Park with Rev. Dr. Brian Lays officiating.

Graveside Service

Riverside Memorial Park

  • February 24, 2024
  • 1:00 PM
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  • 7242 Normandy Blvd.
    Florida 32205


Margaret Strumpf

February 23, 2024, 11:25 am

I will always remember my dear Auntie Ruth for her wonderful sense of humor, her keen questions , her devotion and attention to her family, She will be missed.

Karyn Wrenshall

February 23, 2024, 12:45 pm

Thinking of you all as you celebrate a witty, resourceful and loving soul. I remember Auntie Ruth as I grew up playing with her daughter, Cousin Noani (Barbara Joan), practically neighbors in Jacksonville. Ruth was by my side when I awakened in the hospital after a mysterious illness; she was a nurse through and through imparting comfort and reassurance to a frightened eight-year-old. Besides her sharp intelligence, she was the life of the party. My Mother, Beryl, loved her —as did my whole family. Ruth outlasted every family member in her generation! Love to you all.

Karyn Wrenshall

February 23, 2024, 2:58 pm

Hello, Dear Noani, Judith and all Your Families. I’m thinking about you all as you gather in Auntie Ruth’s memory. You may have already seen a posting from me–not sure if it went through. I remember Auntie Ruth as an integral part of my growing up in Jacksonville. She was a wit, and the life of the party at our gatherings. My Mother, Beryl, loved her and relied on her nursing advice. After a mysterious illness, I remember waking in the hospital with Auntie Ruth sitting by my bed. She was a professional through and through, bringing skill, compassion and reassurance to me in this strange setting. She outlasted all the members of our family’s generation. Love to you all!

Elaine Clark

February 25, 2024, 11:09 am

Dear Family, we are sad to hear that Ruth has passed. She was such a blessing in the neighborhood. She always had a smile and a wave, she befriended our daughters as they would ride their bikes and play. We are praying for your comfort at this time. Elaine and Carl Clark family.

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