Ruth Stalp, 72, formerly of West Point, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at Valhaven Care and Rehabilitation Center in Valley. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Friday, October 16 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point with Rev. Steve Emanuel as celebrant. Masks will be required, and seating will be socially distanced by household. The funeral will be live streamed on the Stokely Funeral Home Facebook page at facebook.com/stokelyfuneralhome. Burial will be at St. Michael’s Cemetery with lunch following at the GACC Cafeteria. Visitation will be Friday from 9:00am until the start of the service at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church or the GACC Alumni Fund. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Ruth Clare Stalp was born February 6, 1948 in West Point to Conrad and Cecelia (Meiergerd) Stalp. She grew up in West Point and graduated from Guardian Angels High School in 1966. Ruth worked at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in dietary before moving to Fremont. While in Fremont, Ruth worked at Lazy G Café, Coffee Pot Café and Valentino’s and volunteered at Arbor Manor.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Fremont, St. Mary’s Catholic Church in West Point, and Catholic Daughters. Ruth kept herself busy. Her favorite pastimes included ceramics, knitting slippers and crocheting afghans – many of which were given to relatives and friends. Ruth embroidered tea towels and tablecloths and donated many of them to church bazaars. She also loved to bake. She had a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. Her compassion was seen in her willingness to help others.
Survivors include her sisters Lorene (Jim) Fiala of Omaha, Lois Stalp (Walter) Sohigian of Ridgewood, NJ, and Mary (Dan) Brady of Indianapolis, IN; nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents.