Ruth Ann Scheidt

Obituary for Ruth Ann Scheidt

January 4, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ruth Ann (Dickey) Scheidt 90 of Philadelphia passed away on January 4, 2021. Beloved wife of the late Reverend David Lee Scheidt. Loving mother of Sara E. Sears (late Charles), Martin D. Scheidt (Lisa), Edith M. Scheidt, James F.G. Scheidt and the late Ann Scheidt. Grandmother of David (Carol), Kayla, Kurt, Thomas, Karl and Diana. Great grandmother of Kennedy and Delaney. Dear sister of the late John Dickey.
Ruth Ann enjoyed life. We don't know what Ruth Ann expected that spring evening in 1949 when she started to date a seminary bound student. Certainly, she has done more through the years then we ever expected or dreamed. We are sure she never expected to play hostess to unexpected, nocturnal visitors to the parsonage. Many of them quite drunk, quite depressed. She sung in choirs and been an exofficio pianist and teacher for vacation Bible schools, Sunday schools, and officer, not to mention secretary, message taker, information dispenser, errand runner, chauffeur, cook, baby sitter, seamstress, vestment maker, mother, nurse, house maid, companion, sweetheart, and wife. She's listened to all manner of babble and twaddle, to foolish obsessions, confidences and fears; she has shared sadness, pain, failure, and joy. And she had done all this without salary, recognition, acknowledgement, or thanks. But we want her to know we know what she's done and we know why and we are more grateful than words can say. We will miss her dearly.

Services are private. Donations in Ruth's memory may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 14100 Worthington Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116 or to Friedens Lutheran Church, 131 S. Main St., Friedens, PA 15541.

Recommended Local Florist

Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Immanuel Lutheran Church
    14100 Worthington Rd
    Philadelphia, PA 19116
  • Friedens Lutheran Church
    131 S. Main St
    Friedens, PA 15541

Arrangements By

John F. Givnish Funeral Home

10975 Academy Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Map  | Profile

View Phone Number