RUTH HEMM MORKAUT, 92, passed away peacefully December 5, 2016. Born February 5, 1924 in Einsiedlerhof, Germany, Ruth moved with her family to NewYork City when she was just four years old. She grew up in Queens, where she later settled and lived with her devoted husband Karl. Ruth dedicated forty years of service to her community as a grade school teacher at Incarnation Catholic School in NY. Ruth later moved to Lawrenceville, GA where she became a parishioner at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church. There she served in many capacities over the last twenty four years. St. Marguerite was a second home for her and its parishioners her second family. Ruth had many talents including cooking, baking, playing piano, drawing, and painting. Ruth loved her family and friends dearly and will be greatly missed by all. Ruth is preceded in death by her parents Ernst Hemm and Elisabeth Mitschang, her husband Karl Morkaut, and her sisters Lillian Gwydir and Elisabeth O’Connor. She is survived by her son Michael Morkaut and wife, Susan, and her daughter Kristin McEnaney and husband, Patrick; her grandchildren Jessica Bautista and husband, Richard, Ann Morkaut, Mark McEnaney, Elisabeth Van Houten and husband, Darin, Diana Findley and husband, Kory, and Christopher Morkaut; and her great-grandchildren Diana, Robin, Jonah, Kian, Bear, Cora, and Madeline. The family will receive friends on Thursday, December 8 from 2:00-4:00 PM and from 6:00-8:00 PM at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy., Lawrenceville, GA 30046. A Funeral Mass will be on Friday, December 9 at 11:00 AM with reception to follow in the parish hall at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church, 85 Gloster Rd NW, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. In lieu of flowers, you may consider a gift to the Martha Ministry at St. Marguerite d’Youville Catholic Church.

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  1. Our dear Ruthie is at rest now. She’ll enjoy Christmas with her family in heaven. We’ll miss you muchly!

  2. Dear Kristin, Pat and family,
    Sie war so eine nette Frau, und wir werden sie sehr vermissen. Wir hoffen sehr, dass Du während dieser traurigen Zeit Stärke in Deiner Familie und in Gott finden kannst. She was such a wonderful friend to my parents!
    Our thoughts are with you!

  3. We will miss this sweet Lady, so much a part of St. Marguerite’s parish. She is in Heaven now with her Family and all of the other parishioners who went before her. Merry Christmas in Heaven, Ruth.

  4. We are so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort continue to be with you and your family during this difficult time. We all look forward to a better future, when death will be no more- Rev 21:4. Our prayers are with you.

  5. Kristen and family — words cannot express the sorrow we feel over the loss of our dear and darling Ruth. She was so very special to our entire family, and we truly loved her. She often said that she hated to say the word “goodbye.” So, we will just say “auf wiedersehen” until we meet our beloved friend again. God bless you and your wonderful family. Our love and support always.

  6. Kristen, Michael, and families — We are so sorry for your families’ loss. Ruth has been such a wonderful friend to our family. Her quick wit, her intelligence, her gift for telling stories, and her caring heart made her such a gift to us. She has been a big part of my children’s memories of growing up at St. Marguerite’s and we will all fondly think of her when recalling any big events in our lives, for if she wasn’t present in body, she was always there in prayer. She never failed to tell me she kept us in her prayers and we have not failed to keep her in ours. Now her beautiful soul can be at home with God. Thanks be to God! Love and prayers to all of her beautiful family.

  7. I am so very sorry for your loss. Although it has been many years since I’ve seen Aunt Ruth, I always remember her as being so kind. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. You will be missed, Ruth! Your cheery disposition, always a kind word lifted everyone around you. May your family receive comfort from the many, many friends that loved you and draw strength from the Lord in these times of sorrow. Now you can pray for all of us while we pray for you and your family.

  9. Kristen, Michael and families I am deeply sadend to hear of your mom’s passing. Aunt Ruth was truly a wonderful woman , wife and mother. Her passing ends an era of so much happiness, fun and love that will never be forgotten. As long as we have memories she will always be alive in our hearts. She is now with your dad happy in heaven forever and I hope we will all be together again some day. Our love and prayers are with you. Richie and Sharon

  10. mike & Krstin,
    My condolences to you & your families. Words can not covey the deepness of my sorrow for your loss. Aunt Ruth was a special kind off wonderful. She will always live on in your hearts…
    Prayers & strength to you all….

  11. Ruth is a very special soul.And very love by all she could touch your heart in just a short conversation. I know how hard is is on the family ,I just went thru it not to long ago. May you keep happy thought of her as she would want it tha way. Amen

  12. Mike and Sue. So sorry to hear of your Moms passing Mike. We will remember her and you and your family in our prayers.

  13. Sending our heartfelt condolences to all of you during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of Ruth but I will always remember her as one of the strongest, yet loving women I’ve ever known. She will be missed greatly by so many. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. An indescribeable, irreplaceable, loss.. Ruth touched and changed, for the better, so many lives. We grieve with you.

  15. What an amazing woman. We feel very fortunate to have met her and to have spent good quality time and conversations with her. She will be missed, no doubt, but she’ll always be in our memory. We send the whole family a warm embrace, all our love and support.

  16. I am going to miss my dear friend. She was an amazing woman, loved everyone and was much loved in return Love and prayers to Kristin, Michael and all her family.

  17. Dear Kristin and Michael…..I’m at a loss for words. I’m so glad Dan and I got to know Mom for the past several years. We always enjoyed her company. She will forever be a part of some happy memories. Love you both

  18. Dearest Kristin,
    M and I are sending love and prayers to you and the family. Special hugs to Diana, Mark, and Jessica. What a wonderful loving family your Mom helped create.

  19. Dear Kristin, Mike and family,
    I’m saddened by the news of Aunt Ruth’s passing. I have so many happy memories of her from the Long Island days when I was a kid. Her many talents were inspiring too! Wishing you all the best in the times to come. Love, Connie Stöhs

  20. “Mama,” as she so generously allowed me to call her despite not being related, always treated me like family – and she extended that feeling to my husband and daughter once they appeared. She was such a warm and kind woman (with great stories!) and I am thankful for the privilege of getting to know her. May she rest in peace.

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