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Evelyn Ruth (Van Fleet) Booth


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Evelyn Ruth (Van Fleet) Booth Obituary
Evelyn Ruth Booth age 89 of Jonesville passed away on Saturday, May 27, 2017 at Hillsdale Hospital in Hillsdale Michigan. She was born November 29, 1927 a daughter of Hugh and Leone (Monroe) Van Fleet in Reading Michigan.
Ruth graduated from Reading High School with the Class of 1945. She attended Michigan State University Short Course where she met her husband Robert. On May 9, 1948 she married Robert D. Booth at the First Presbyterian Church in Homer. He preceded her in death on April 27, 2008.
Over the years Ruth worked at Montgomery Wards in Hillsdale, sold Avon, cafeteria aide at Homer school,Reichow/Mull Insurance Agency, Amsbaugh Furniture, Albion Community Hospital as a Ward Clerk and then in Medical Records before retiring in 1989 .
She enjoyed playing bunco, cooking, baking, gardening, growing flowers, crafts, sewing, crocheting, traveling but most of all visiting with family and friends. Ruth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Homer, Order of Eastern Star of Homer, and Knights Templer Ladies Auxiliary.
Surviving Ruth are her daughters Carra (Conrad) Bushong of LaOtta, IN, Bonnie (Jerry) Drake of Jonesville, Jana (Alvin) Ballinger of Albion, grandchildren Heidi (Brian) Moreno, Christy Fear, Kelly (Sarah) Bushong, Tyson Knuth, 11 great-grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents her husband Robert and grandson Brock Knuth.
Relatives and friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Craig K. Kempf Family Funeral Homes Homer Chapel 303 S. Hillsdale St. Homer, MI 49245. A memorial service celebrating the life of Ruth will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Homer 309 S. Sophia St. Homer MI 49245 with Pastor Timothy Marvil officiating. Inurnment will follow at Cooks Prairie cemetery in Clarendon Twp.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Homer or Perennial Park Senior Center, Hillsdale. Assistance with the memorials is available at the funeral home.
Online messages for the family maybe left at www.kempffuneralhome.com
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on May 30, 2017
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