Ruth, born October 13, 1925, reunited with Wally on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at the age of 95, in time for their 75th wedding anniversary. Ruth was a warm, caring Christian lady. She loved being with family, especially the little ones, who she spoke of often, and with a wonderful sense of humor. This came in handy raising their 4 kids. She was a member of Mt Hope United Methodist Church for over 70 years, active and sang in the choir until recent years, was in Delta 39ers, Grand Ledge OES #14, and volunteered over 20 years for Meals on Wheels. She retired from the State of Michigan about 1982.
Ruth is survived by her children, Ron (Donna) Landis, Nancy (Bob) Karkau, Debbie Begick, Terry (Cindy) Landis, 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She was preceded in death by her husband Wallace (2018), parents, all 7 of her siblings, son-in-law Jerry Begick, and many others.
A socially distanced, masked visitation will be held Friday, February 5, 2021, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Please be considerate of others with the 25 person limitation. Due to Covid 19, a private funeral service for immediate family only will be live streamed on the funeral home website, https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=161230658098688 Saturday at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mt. Hope United Methodist Women, 501 E Mt Hope Ave, Lansing, MI 48910, or a charity of your choice, in memory of Ruth.