VIZTHUM , Jean Ruegg, 85, of Glen Allen, Va., died June 20, 2017. Jean was a dynamic lady who provided true friendship and was a guardian angel to many. She provided never-ending encouragement, with straight-forward talk and patient understanding to those around her. Since she wasn’t afraid to tell it like it is and lovingly gave verbal kicks in the pants when needed, people came to her for guidance and support. During her 38 years working as Director of First Impressions at Owens & Minor, she spearheaded their Salvation Army Shoe Fund, raising thousands of dollars for the cause. Though her life had its trials, her sharp wit and sense of humor remained intact and were her weapons against adversity. She always knew when someone around her was in need and would magically connect the necessary dots, making her assistance appear as if it happened on its own. Jean was a perfect illustration of how to live, love, laugh, enjoy life, help others, give back and carry on. Left to continue Jean’s example are her brother, Paul Donald Ruegg; children; Harry and Diana Sadler, Carolyn and Paul Hawthorne, Sterling and Linda Sadler; grandchildren, Michael Sadler, Amey and Eric Bartholow, Davis Sadler, Leslie and Jason Thibodeau, Jessica Hawthorne and Shawn Schooling; great grandchildren, Reed Bartholow and Babies Thibodeau; and dear friend, Pete Arnett. She was preceded in death by parents, Minnie and Edwin Ruegg; brother, Edwin Davis Ruegg; sisters, Marie Ruegg Hayes and Anna Ruegg Pollard; husband, Harry Sadler Sr.; and husband, Arthur Vizthum.
A visitation will be held June 26 from 4 to 7 p.m., at Christ UMC, 6818 W. Grace St., Richmond, Va. A funeral service will also be held at Christ UMC, on her 86th birthday, June 27, at 10 a.m., with a reception immediately following. Interment service June 27 at 3 p.m. at Meherrin UMC, with reception following at Sheldons.
In lieu of flowers, donate to either Christ UMC or Meherrin UMC. Online guestbook available at affinityfuneralservice.com. (photo credit: Kim Brundage Photography)