Mary Ruth Tooley, rest in peace

Shortly after I arrived at work yesterday, we were informed that a co-worker had passed away the night before. It was unexpected and so very sad. Mary Ruth had worked for our library system for over thirty years, and before that, she had been a nun. She had a wonderful sense of humor and everyone loved her. Mary Ruth was a faithful reader of my blog...she was the first person I actually knew who came up to me at work to tell me she had found her way to PlumWater Cottage, quite by accident. We will miss her.

Updated to add: Visitation will be at Ziemer's East in Evansville Friday 7/25/08 from 3-8; a funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10AM, also at Ziemer's East.


Gone said…
Teresa, I'm so sorry to hear of Mary Ruth's unexpected passing! It's never easy to lose someone we know and love. Memories help some...but it's the loss that weighs the heaviest on our hearts and minds.

I'll be praying for you and your friends at work as you deal with this loss.

Junie Moon said…
I am so very sorry. My heart and prayers go out to her family, you, and all those who loved her.
Anonymous said…
I'm sorry for your loss. Your sadness is honor to the fine person I know she must have been.
Cottage Rose said…
I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that sadness and hurt ease by each passing day. You have such a loving soul. God Bless

Betty said…
So sad to lose a friend...she sounds like a wonderful lady....Blessings, Betty @ Country Charm
I'm so sorry for the loss of your friend. It sounds like she had quite a full life and if she had been a nun she must have loved the Lord. Every day I am reminded that life is so short. Take care.
I am so sorry to hear you lost your co-worker and friend. My prayers are with you and her family.
Vee said…
I am sorry for the loss of a friend and co-worker. It must have been such a shock for you all and, of course, the library won't be the same ever again...