Ruth Anne Coffman Carte, 73, of Vienna, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July10, 2013, at Arbors of Marietta, following a courageous battle with cancer.
A daughter of the late John Lionel Coffman and Flora Harpold Coffman, she was born in Charleston, W.Va. on June 30, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Dunbar High School and prior to her marriage was employed at Union Carbide in Institute, W.Va.
She was married at McKinnon Presbyterian Church on Dec. 5, 1959 to John Wesley Carte, formerly of Summersville, W.Va. She was a member of Cornerstone Church, Vienna.
In addition to her husband, she is also survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Diane Carte of Washington, John and Heather Carte of Elkins; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and Jeff Rogers of Little Hocking, Ohio; grandchildren, Joshua Yoho, Jennifer Carte, Kristina Carte, Corey Hamilton, John Wesley Carte, III, Raighan Carte, and Kenadi Carte; great grandchildren, Evan and Madalyn; sister, Elsie Waybright, Parkersburg; sisters-in-law, Shelly Coffman of El Paso and Mary Coffman of St. Petersburg, Fla.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Ronald L. Coffman of El Paso, Texas and John L. Coffman, Jr. of Madiera Beach, Fla.
Per her request, Ruth's body has been donated to West Virginia University Human Gift Registry.
Monetary donations can be sent to the Wayside Good Samaritan Center, Wayside United Methodist Church, 3001 Grand Central Avenue, Vienna, WV 26105.
Further arrangements will be made at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank all those who have given their support.