9/12/15 — Myrtle Ruth Evans Webb

3298934Mrs. Myrtle Ruth Evans Webb lost her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease on Monday, September 7, 2015. She and her husband, Dr. Charles H. Webb, Jr. were married over 66 years and resided in Tullahoma, TN where they raised their three children. She was a homemaker while he practiced family medicine. Myrt was born in Bradley County, TN on November 27, 1926 as one of 10 children. Her parents were John Richard Evans and Minnie Beulah Johnson Evans. She is survived by her devoted husband, Dr. Charles H. Webb, Jr. who took tender, loving care of her as she lived out her final years at the Life Care Center of Tullahoma. Other surviving family members include son, Charles H. (Chuck) Webb, III and his wife Julia of Brentwood, TN and their four children, Chase, Matthew, Evan, and Jamey; daughter Linda Arlene Webb Thoma and her husband Busch Hinkle Thoma of Tullahoma, and their two children Busch, and Jack; son Gary Warren Webb and his wife Kathy of Johns Creek, GA, and their two children Tyler, wife Lauren, and Tracy. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all of her siblings: Homer Paul Evans, Virgie Evans Rogers, Ernest H. Evans, John Richard Evans, Jr. Charles Lee Evans, Bessie Evans, Essie Evans, Chester Earl Evans, and Joan Evans Merriman.

Myrt graduated from the U.S. World War II Cadet Nursing Corps at Fort Sanders Hospital Training School in Knoxville in June of 1948. She and Charles Webb were married in Bradley Co. TN on October 2, 1948. They lived in Memphis where she worked as an RN while Charles attended the University of Tennessee Medical School. Upon his graduation in 1952, they moved to Atlanta, GA for his internship at Crawford Long Hospital. Following his internship, they moved to Trenton, TN where he practiced medicine for a year. Dr. Webb then joined the U.S. Air Force and the couple moved to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, AL. Once he completed his military service, they moved to Chula Vista, CA to begin a medical practice. After visiting friends and classmates who were living in Tullahoma at the time, they decided to make Tullahoma their home in 1958. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Tullahoma, and enjoyed traveling as well as being a grandmother to her eight grandchildren. She will be remembered as a kind, cheerful, compassionate, caring, generous, patient, and loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

Visitation will take place from 11:00-1:00pm with a memorial service immediately following on Saturday, September 19, 2015 at Kilgore Funeral Home with Rev. Paul Purdue officiating. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations in memory of Myrtle be made to the charity of your choice.