Ruth Hatley Wentz, 96, known as “Mickie” to the many who loved her, passed away peacefully at her home on January 19, 2023 surrounded by family. The daughter of Gaston and Sarah Hatley, Ruth was born in Stanly County on October 26, 1926. In addition to her parents, Ruth was also preceded in death by her husband Carl Wentz and siblings Beatrice Tucker, Lamer Reynolds, Leroy Hatley and J.D. Hatley.
Ruth, like the Biblical Ruth, was hard working, kind, and faithful. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, reading, and sharing time with friends and family. She was especially happy in her role as grandmother and great grandmother.
Left to cherish the memory of this sweet, gentle, and wise woman are her daughters Pat Sinclair (Harold) and Nancy Hale (David), grandchildren Greg Sinclair (Lissa) and Jennifer Scercy (Kelly), great grandchildren Kaylee Ruth and Kayden Scercy, Zaim and Inir Sinclair, Bryan, Kasey, and Jazmyne Scercy and Henry Mooney as well as many nieces and nephews.
The family would like to express a special thank you to extended family member and friend Charlotte Baxter for the many days of unselfish assistance and social companionship she provided to Mickie and for the wise advice, compassion and support she has provided for the entire family over the past few years.
A service for Ruth will be held on Monday, January 23rd at 2:00 p.m. at Broadus Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Rodney Quesenberry. The family will receive friends at the church beginning at 1:15 p.m. Burial will follow at West Concord Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Broadus Baptist Church, 59 Green Street, Concord, NC 28027 or Hospice of Cabarrus County, 5003 Hospice Lane, Kannapolis, NC 28081.