Ruth L. Schaetzl, 88, of Ocala and formerly of Salt Springs, passed from this life on Sunday, October 29,2017 at Ocala Health and Rehab. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, she resided in Miami and Hollywood, Florida before moving to Salt Springs in 1991 and eventually to Ocala. Ruth had worked as an employee services administrator with Hercules Incorporated in the aerospace division. While residing in Salt Springs, she had been a member of St. Monica Catholic Church in Palatka where she was active in the Ladies Guild. Ruth had also been involved in the Kerr Shores Club and with the Red Hat Society.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Schaetzl, her parents, William H. Leary and Edith Anderson Leary as well as a brother, William H. Leary, Jr.
Ruth is survived by her sister, Edith R. Chase of Milton, MA, numerous nieces and nephews and her dear friends, Valerie and Mike Howsare of Salt Springs.
Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10:30 A.M. Monday, November 6, 2017 at St. Agatha Catholic Church in Milton, MA. Burial will follow at Milton Cemetery.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Ruth’s Book of Memories page at www.Johnson-Overturffunerals.com.
Services in Milton are under the direction of Dolan Funeral Home.
Local arrangements are under the direction of Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.