Ruth Eleanor (Hughes) Weeks

Born: Sun., Feb. 12, 1922
Died: Wed., Dec. 19, 2018


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Ruth H. Weeks died peacefully on Dec. 19, 2018 in Newnan, Georgia at the age of 96.   She was born in Rices Landing, PA on Feb. 12, 1922 to Helen (Derry) & Howard Hughes.  Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Arthur, & her 2 brothers, Thomas & Gerald.  She is survived by her 3 children, Arthur Lee Weeks, Jr. of Prairie Village, KS; Wendy Ruth Weeks of Seattle, WA;  Richard Thomas  Weeks of Peachtree City, GA & 4 grandchildren.  Ruth graduated Cumberland Township High School at the age of 16 & earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from West Virginia University in 1942.  Upon graduation she taught at Iaeger High School in McDowell County, WVA for 1 year. In 1943 she was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the Women's Army Corps serving during World War II from 1943-1946.  She married Arthur Weeks on Nov. 23, 1946 in New York City. Their  marriage lasted 67 years until  Arthur's death in 2014.  They moved to Setauket, Long Island in 1954 where they raised their family. Ruth taught at Port Jefferson High School until 1957, taking time off to raise her children.  She resumed teaching as an elementary school teacher for the Rocky Point School District.  Upon retirement she lived with her husband in Bermuda Run, NC & then Stuart, FL.  In June of 2012 she & her husband moved into a retirement home in Georgia to be near their son, Ricky.  The Seagle Funeral Home of Pulaski, VA is handling arrangements for burial at a family cemetery in Newbern, VA.

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