Ruth O. Paddack

March 8, 2013

Ruth O. Paddack 97, a longtime Clinton County resident, died at 11:55 p.m. March 8, 2013 at Hope Hospice of North Fort Myers, Florida. Born January 31, 1916 in Clinton County to Elmer & Minnie Marie (Scott) Warren. She married Guy ‘Pat’ Paddack on June 10, 1933 and he preceded her in death on May 8, 1989. Mrs. Paddack was a graduate of Jackson Township High School and was a lifelong Clinton County resident. She owned and operated the Jefferson Plaza Restaurant. She was a former member of the Kinder Baptist Church and a current member of the Jefferson United Methodist Church and was the last surviving member of the Jackson Township Mother’s Club. Ruth enjoyed cooking and loved spending time with her family and her cats.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 12 Noon until time of service at the funeral home. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery.

Survived by:

2 Sons: Bill (Sandy) Paddack of North Fort Myers, FL and Jack (Lynn) Paddack of Jefferson, IN, 4 Grandchildren: Jim Paddack of North Fort Myers, FL, Jacque Casey, Jon (Barb) Paddack and Jill Paddack, all of Clinton County, 4 Great Grandchildren: Clayton and Chiara Morgan, Brittany Paddack and Jaclyn Bush


12 Condolences for “Ruth O. Paddack”

  1. Bradley Clidence March 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Sorry for your loss Uncle Bill.

  2. Sue Marshall Wright March 11, 2013 at 10:53 am

    So sorry for your loss. Saying prayers for all your family.

  3. Jenny (Camp) Harris March 11, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Just wanted Ruth’s family to know I am thinking of you. My family (Frank and Kathleen Camp) lived across the field from Elmer and Marie. The summer before my junior year in high school I met Ruth. Ruth hired me to stay with Marie during the day while Elmer was in the fields. I enjoyed getting to know Elmer and Marie. I also got to know Ruth who was a very sweet, sweet lady. Ruth was my “Ideal Lady” in Sunshine Society at CP my junior year. Ruth was, like I said, very sweet and kind and even after I graduated from high school and I would see Ruth out and about she would always remember me and we would visit briefly sharing memories about Marie and Elmer…. by the way! they were awesome people who raised an awesome daughter too and they were so kind to myself and my siblings…. I have many fond memories of going to their home. I have thought of Ruth many times over the years and she would bring a smile to my face. I know this is a difficult time, but cling to the promises of our savior. I will always remember your Mom fondly as I keep her family in-prayer.

    Sincerely, Jenny

  4. Terry & Areti Clidence March 11, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Ruth has to be the most energetic on the go woman that I have ever known. I remember her always coming up with something to eat for all the guys when we were over at Pat’s Garage. She will be Greatly Missed!

  5. Larry and Pam Cardinal March 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

    To the Paddack family:
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry for your loss.
    Larry and Pam Cardinal

  6. Alan Downing March 12, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Was sadden by the passing of Ruth. Her involvement with Jefferson United Methodist Church showed her love not only for her neighbors and community, but more of God’s calling upon her life.

    She will be greatly missed by all of us at JUMC and the community.

    May God continue to bless the Paddock families.

  7. Andy and Dorothy Bos March 12, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I always enjoy seeing Ruth when she would take here walk on B row and Bridgette and I would drive by in the golf cart and Bridgette would go over to her, and let her pet her she just enjoyed that. So did Bridgette for she could not go any where in the park to meet to many people but she loved being driven around and see Ruth walking and taking a break. We know now she is with the lord. We pray for her blessing. Thank you Ruth for sharing your life with us and doing all the good things you have done. Dorothy and I will pray for the family and bless them also.
    Andy and Dorothy Bos

  8. Della & Marty Goble March 12, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    To all of the Paddack Family – We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Ruth was a very sweet and kind lady and always had a smile for everyone. She will be sadly missed.

    Della & Marty

  9. Kay & Del delGiudice ( C-12 ) March 12, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    Our condolences to all of the Paddack family our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  10. Marguerite Dubois March 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    My deepest sympathy to all of you. Ruth was a wonderful and beautiful lady in and out. My prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace

  11. Robin Kesterson Butler March 18, 2013 at 12:58 am

    Great loss of a great woman. Mom and her shared a lot of laughs. She is taking care of all the cats in heaven. May god be with you and your family. You will be sadly missed and loved by all.

  12. Darren Clouse March 23, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    You were blessed to have her and now God has called her home. Thoughts and prayers with you.

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