Ruth Seelige Gault
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Ruth Seelige Gault,99 of Sevierville, passed away Wednesday, August 5, 2020.
She was born August 08, 1920 in Chicago, IL and also lived in Hermitage TN, Fort Lauderdale FL, and Benton KY before moving to Sevierville, TN. Ruth came from a family of five girls, all born in Chicago Illinois. Her mother, Anna Werkmeister, was born in Germany and came to America at age six. Her father, Charles Seelige, was born in Chicago Il. In 1943 Ruth married Everett Crosby in Chicago. Everett served in the US Army during WWII, and was in the Battle of the Bulge. In 1975 Ruth married Sol Stangle in Ft. Lauderdale FL. In 1994 Ruth married Earl Blanchard in Pompano Beach FL. In 1998 Ruth married Dr. Thomas Gault in Hermitage TN. Dr. Gault served in the Army Air Corps during WWII, flying 50 missions on B-17 bombers over North Africa and Europe. Ruth was very active in Christian Churches beginning as a child in the Church of God in Chicago. During her lifetime she served God faithfully in the Church of God, Baptist, Presbyterian, and Methodist denominations. Ruth was last a member of the Hermitage Presbyterian Church in Hermitage TN.
She was preceded in death by her, Parents; Charles F. Seelige, Anna E. Werkmeister Husbands; Everett Crosby, Solomon Stangle, Earl Blanchard, Dr. Thomas Gault; Sisters: Katherine Ragot, Charlotte Hagemann, Hazel Letterman, Pearl Earnest
She is survived by her, Sons: Tommy Crosby, wife Jeannie of Metropolis IL; Dean Crosby, wife Karen of Gatlinburg TN; Grandchildren: Mathew Crosby, wife Robin of Hopkinsville KY; Michelle Burtner, husband Kris of Murfreesboro TN; Steve Crosby, wife Christy of Clarksville TN, Wendy Crosby Bohn of Waddy KY; Kris Crosby, wife Rae of Hardin Ky, Anthony Crosby, wife Courtney of Kirksey Ky; Great Grandchildren:: Aaron Crosby, Bryce Burtner, Emily Crosby, Halie Bohn, Chloe Crosby, Caleb Crosby, Caitlyn Burtner, Sophie Crosby, Nathan Crosby, Ben Crosby; Daughter in laws: Mary Jean Cox of Mesa AZ; Kathy Stangle of Greer S.C.;
Celebration of life services will be scheduled at a latter date. Online condolences may be made at www.atchleyfuneralhome.com.