March 3, 1926 - Feb. 13, 2013
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OSCEOLA - Ruth F. Rink, 86, of Osceola, passed away at 2:27 p.m. Wednesday (Feb. 13, 2013) at Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. She was born March 3, 1926, in Elkhart, to Lawrence & Ruth Ada (Haines) Misner. On Jan. 20, 1944, in Elkhart, she married Paul J. Rink. He preceded her in death on March 22, 2001, in Elkhart. Surviving are a son, Paul A. (Myrna) Rink of Goshen; a daughter, Sharon (David Glen) Hedrick of Osceola; and 5 grandchildren, Chad (Katie) Rink of Mishawaka (whom they raised), Deidre (Jeff) Bellamy of Elkhart, Tracy Hedrick-Durbin of Elkhart, Denver (Elizabeth) Hedrick of Osceola and Elizabeth Rink of Elkhart. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Thomas & Cheri Rink; 1 grandson, Paul J. Rink II; and four sisters, Isabelle Dale, Betty Parks, Mary Combs and Joan Hover. Ruth was a homemaker who enjoyed watching TV, playing cards, doing word search, puzzles and embroidery. She loved going to auctions and garage sales, and spending time with her family. Visitation for family and friends will be from 2-5 p.m. today and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) at the funeral home. Pastor Oscar Sheets will preside, and burial will follow at Brown Cemetery in Millersburg. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Joseph County 4H Fair. To send an online condolence, please visit www.wmzfh.com.
Published in South Bend Tribune from Feb. 16 to Feb. 17, 2013