A celebration of Ruth's life will take place on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Scott's Funeral Home in Gatesville, Texas at 2:00 pm. Visitation will be an hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Restland Cemetery. Ruth was born in Gatesville, Texas to the late Hugh and Stella Painter Hackney and died peacefully on November 26, 2018 at the age of 92.Ruth graduated from Gatesville High School where she played in the band. She attended North Texas State in Denton, Texas and received her degree in Education. She met her husband of over 30 years at North Texas State. Ruth taught high school for 30 years for the Waco Independent School District. Her students loved her and she was a wonderful teacher and role model. After retiring, Ruth enjoyed traveling and taking care of her grandchildren. Ruth was a very good mother to her four children and will be greatly missed by her children and grandchildren. She put her family first and loved her children and husband. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Harold E. Nolte, Sr.; sisters June Hackney Kuehl, and Reva Hackney Hardin and brother in law, General Walter Schrupp. Ruth is survived by her children, Drs. Harold E. Nolte, Jr. and wife, Lynn, Ann Nolte Karol and husband, Phil Mani, Mike E. Nolte and wife, Alicia, Drs. Annette Nolte Rode and husband, Joe; grandchildren, Kathryn Nolte, Joseph Karol and wife, Kelsea, Michael Karol, Analise Karol, Ella Nolte; sister, Faye Hackney Schrupp; brother-in-law, Dr. John Hardin and many nieces and nephews.