Annette Denise Nemmer Carruth was born December 26, 1964 to Agnes and Joe Nemmer in Waco, Texas and passed peacefully on June 17, 2019 after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
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The visitation will be held at 6 p.m., followed by the Rosary at 7 p.m. at OakCrest Funeral Home (4520 Bosque Boulevard, Waco, TX) on Friday, June 21.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, at St. Louis Catholic Church (2001 N. 25th, Waco, TX) by Father Ryan Higdon. Burial will follow at the Oakwood Cemetery in Waco, TX.
Mrs. Carruth attended St. Louis Catholic School and Reicher Catholic High School before graduating from Texas State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Education. Annette also received her Master's Degree in Education and Administration from Baylor University. A long time educator and teacher with China Spring ISD, Annette retired in 2015. In her retirement, she went to teach 4th grade at St. Louis Catholic School, a position she called her dream job. Along with teaching, Annette enjoyed gathering with family and friends, practicing her Catholic faith, spending time with social and school groups, and being outside in her garden with her dogs. Annette was active with the Women's ACTS Team at St. Louis.
Annette is preceded in death by her parents, Agnes and Joe Nemmer and brother David Eugene Nemmer.
Annette leaves behind to cherish her memory her husband Richard Carruth of Waco; daughter, Tori Carruth of Austin; daughter, Abby Janell "Nellie" Carruth of Waco; brother, Joe Nemmer and wife Janice of Waco; brother John Nemmer and wife Christy, of Waco; nephew, Jody Nemmer and wife Suzanne of Waco; niece, Melissa Brewton of Waco; niece, Jennifer Smith and husband Mike of Waco; nephew, Clinton Nemmer of California; niece, Sissi Gholson and husband Bobby; nieces and nephew, Terri Collins, Tonia Nemmer, Wendy Nemmer, Leslie Nemmer, David Nemmer Jr., and numerous other relatives, loved-ones and close friends.
Pallbearers will be Jody Nemmer, Kenny Brewton, Cole Gholson, Chuck Carlile, Kevin Kelly, Rick Wolfe, Ryan Gobar, and Tommy Beckner.
Honorary pallbearers will be Bobby Gholson, Clinton Nemmer, Austin Beckner, Adam Beckner, and John Young.
Donations may be made in honor of Annette to St. Louis Catholic School or MD Anderson Cancer Center for their incredible care.