Patsy Ruth Weddle

Patsy Ruth Weddle


Patsy Ruth McLemore Weddle, 91 passed from this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 in Sallisaw. She was a devoted and loving wife, mom, grandmother and elementary educator to the children of Brushy School.Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at the Sallisaw Church of Christ, 1104 E. Choctaw Avenue. Interment will follow at Akins Cemetery N.E. of Sallisaw. Visitation will be from 1-5 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at Forever Memories Funeral Home, 463505 State Highway 101, Sallisaw.Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to: “Pat Weddle ADK Teacher’s Scholarship Fund” c/o First Star Bank, 1720 E. Cherokee, Sallisaw, Oklahoma 74955.Patsy Ruth Weddle was born on September 20, 1928 at High Hill, Oklahoma just N.E. of McAlester, Oklahoma to John Edward and Dena Swindle McLemore. She was the baby of a family of twelve and graduated from McAlester High School in 1947. Determined to go to college she worked four years to earn enough for her first semester at Oklahoma A&M University where she completed her degree in vocational home economics. While a student at Oklahoma A&M University she met the love of her life Curtis E. Weddle, Jr. and they were married April 8, 1955 and made a life and family together for nearly 50 years before Curtis passed away.In 1970 Patsy, Curtis and family moved to Sallisaw to make their final home and in 1974 she re-entered the profession of education following her passion to teach elementary age children. She taught almost every grade at Brushy School (sometimes three at a time) over the next 21 years.Her family was all-important and she created and kept a home that was warm, welcome, safe and filled with love and countless outstanding meals. Easter Egg hunts for the church, reunions and cookouts were regular fare on the hill at home. She and Curtis traveled a bit after retirement and she remained active in ADK, an educator’s sorority. She was a faithful member of the Church of Christ for her entire life and supporter of children’s charities such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital.Patsy Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Curtis and eleven older brothers and sisters. She is survived by son Curtis E. Weddle, III and wife Glenda of Akins, Oklahoma, daughter Mary C. Powell and husband Dr. Kenneth C. Powell of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, son Dr. John P. Weddle and Bobbie of Muldrow, Oklahoma, grandson Major Curtis E. Weddle, IV and wife Monica of Wichita Falls, Texas, granddaughters Abbie and Grace Weddle of Muldrow, Oklahoma.Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw, OK


12 Responses

  1. I am so saddened to read that this precious jewel from my childhood has passed away she was my kindergarten teacher and my 3rd grade teacherand one of my favorites I know we shouldn’t have those but she just fit that place in my heart. To the family I send my heartfelt condolences she will for sure be missed. God Bless, Sabrina Henson

  2. What a wonderful legacy of a beautiful, sweet, passionate lady. I met Mrs. Weddle while working at Safeway. She encouraged me to go to school and become a teacher, which I did. We later crossed paths again as sisters of ADK! I cherished our friendship! Condolences to her family, you were so blessed to have had her for 91 years!

  3. For a short while I got the privilege of taken care of Mrs Weddle before she went home to be with her husband and the Lord. She was such a sweet lady. She will be missed by many.Prayers for family in this sad time.Danielle Stacy

  4. My heart is sad to hear of her passing. Mrs Weddle was a wonderful teacher and just a sweet person. Years after graduating I would run into her in town. She still remembered me and my friend Alisha. We’ve lost an Angel. My prayers go out to her wonderful family. She loved you greatly as I am sure you know.

  5. My condolences to the family. Mrs. Weddle was one of the kindest teachers I ever had. She was my 3rd grade teacher.

  6. So saddened by the passing of my Aunt Pat, but I imagine that she is having a joyous reunion with Uncle Curt and all her family and friends who preceded her. Although our family didn’t get to see her and her family often, I have wonderful memories of visiting them in McAlester. Sending sympathy and condolences to my cousins and their families. Her absence will be felt for a long time to come but the memories she left for us will live on in our hearts and keep her alive there. She will be missed.

  7. I fondly remember Mrs.Weddle of one of my favorite teachers. She made a person feel good about themself. Thank you for the positive impact you brought to myself and many others. All people especially children need teachers and people like this in their life. Saddened but blessed to have known her.

  8. It has been a four months now since Mom’s passing. Just mowed and trimmed at Mom’s house again and remembered how much she loved to just come home. Also thought about how it was just so the way she and Dad liked it. Their determination made it that way. We laughed when we remembered how if Mom wanted something to be done she never let go until it was done.Thank you to those who left such kind thoughts and fond memories of her especially for those of you whose lives were touched by her as a teacher. She would glory that you thought what she did was done well, needed and appreciated so. Let the best of what she had to give to you as a teacher live on in each of you and yours and even theirs. Truly our greatest contribution is those we leave behind.Wishing you each all the best.

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