Ruth Violet Sholty

Age 73, passed away January 18, 2020.  She was born June 24, 1946, in Lansing.  Ruth worked at Sholty’s Bar for 40 years, with the last ten years as owner.  She was a member of the Moose Lodge and the Eagles Lodge.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight “Skip” Sholty; her mother, Martha (Shorty) Stark; and sister, Flossie Decker; and brother, Ronald Ernest Ebright.  Surviving are:  son, Scott McPherson; daughter, Marcella Scott; stepson, Craig (Robin) Sholty; grandchildren, Dana (Justin) McPherson, Brianna (Zach) Hoffman, Laurence Miller, Brian Scott, Robert Scott, and Makayla Scott as well as numerous great-grandchildren; her sister, Sharon Kay (Nick) Satterelli; and her best friend, Darlene Mikowski.

The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2020, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with interment to follow in Deepdale Memorial Gardens.  Her family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, and one hour prior to the funeral on Monday.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Capital Area Humane Society.

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Sherry Elliott
January 20, 2020 at 1:06 pm

Ruth will be missed I have been her neighbor for a lot of years ever since she’s moved down the street on Fayette she knew my mom and dad we are on the corner of fayette the Groce family

January 20, 2020 at 2:50 pm

Prayers to the Family-
Ruthie will never be forgotten.
“May God of love and mercy embrace your hearts”

Rachel Smith
January 20, 2020 at 9:31 pm

I am going to miss her sweet voice, loving conversation and large heart. I will love her always!

Mike smith
January 20, 2020 at 10:02 pm

I wish I could have taken you on that Harley ride we talked about to south Riley tavern for lunch. You will be missed. Love ya Ruthie.

Fred and Jennie Todd
January 21, 2020 at 8:07 am

Ruthie, Fred and I always enjoyed Sholtys when you and Skip were working. We miss the place where we used to visit, we always had great talks and laughs. RIP dear friend.

Dorothy Richards
January 24, 2020 at 10:33 pm

Hi Fred & Jennie, I always wondered about you two, that was a long time ago. But I always looked forward to seeing the two of you when I worked at Sholtys. Many people who came in the bar are either dead or moved somewhere. Nice to hear that you guys are still around. Dorothy Richards.

Robert and JoAnn Sasser
January 21, 2020 at 3:48 pm

We’ll never forget the games of “Mad Libs” and “Bug Out” when our kids were little. We always had so much fun and you were a big part of our lives. Lots of laughter, and of course some tears, so many years ago. We remember your sweet spirit and will hold you in our hearts until we see you again.

Denise Van Alstine
January 21, 2020 at 5:41 pm

Ruthie was a spitfire and a good friend . You will be missed by so many of us that knew you. Condolences to the families. RIP Tennie and Denise your friends

Robert Howse
January 21, 2020 at 6:37 pm

I was supposed to take Ruthie to Detour Village this spring to collect her things that are in Storage there, I was so looking forward to that precious time we would’ve had together! GOD SPEED RUTHIE YOU WILL DEARLY BE MISSED

Claudia Drake
January 21, 2020 at 11:32 pm

Ruthie was a kind and beautiful lady with lots of love to spread around. She would always hug me and say something positive and nice. I never saw her sad or without a smile on her face. She will always have a special place in my heart.

Cliff Jones
January 24, 2020 at 9:19 am

Thanks for the almost 40 years of friendship and memories! Will miss your smile, and our many conversations. Sending lots of hugs to heaven for you and Skip. Thank you for all of the support for the Brothers of the Highway and all of the bike nights!

Lots of love- Cliff Jones and the Brothers of the Highway

Bill and Jan Schafer
January 27, 2020 at 6:40 pm

I have known Skip and Ruthie for well over 50 years, we moved to the Up, from Lansing in 1980, they came to visit us several times, we helped them get flat rocks out of our river so they could build a flower garden in their front yard, at their place in Detour..We just heard about Ruthie’s passing today, rest in peace friend, we will be joining you before to long..Love, Bill and Jan Schafer.


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