Rema Joyce Wentworth, passed away July 4, 2014, in Jacksonville, FL. She was born, in Oakdale, TN, May 19, 1940, the second of six girls, to Andy and Delcie Ruppe (both deceased). She grew up in Dayton, Ohio, where she met and married her husband of 49 years, LT Benny Wentworth, U.S. Navy (Retired). Following her husband thru his 28 years of naval service, took her to Rhode Island, San Diego, CA, several European countries and finally Jacksonville, FL, in 1975. Surviving Rema, in addition to her husband, are daughter, Elizabeth Brandt (Blair Reickman) of Holland, MI; son, MAJ Jesse Wentworth, U.S. Army (Kristen) , two grandchildren, Reagan and Jesse Wentworth, all of Norfolk, VA; sisters, Alene Payne (Big Sandy, TN), Emma Maddox (Englewood, OH), Wanda Smith (David) (Corbin, KY) and Carolyn Ruppe (Dayton, OH); sister-in-law, Billie McClure (Clearwater, FL) plus many nieces and nephews, and also, her very dear friend, Paula Brown. Rema’s sister, Pat Stephanitis, passed away in 1987.
Rema was a very loving and giving person ….ANY occasion was a gift giving occasion …sickness, birthdays, anniversaries, births, deaths, visitations, Christmas or for no reason at all ….she just loved to surprise someone with a gift. Her infectious smile endeared everyone she met to her. She was a SUPER Mom to two very successful children, fun loving grandmother, and a faithful and loving wife to a grateful husband. She loved the Lord and to the best of her ability, exuded Jesus in her life. The world has suffered a huge loss but Heaven has gained a good and faithful servant.
In Jacksonville, FL a viewing will be at 5:00 P.M., Monday, July 7, 2014 with memorial service following at 6:00 P.M., at Trinity Assembly of God Church, 9770 Hogan Road, Jacksonville, FL by Pastor Sam Atkinson of San Jose Baptist Church.
A graveside service and burial will be conducted by Minister David Brown, Caneyville Christian Church, in Bedford, KY at 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Bedford Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Arthritis Foundation.
Allison Memorial Chapel of St. Marys, GA, is in charge of arrangements.