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Ruth A. Colby

May 24, 1926 April 19, 2017
Ruth A. Colby
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Ruth A. Colby, 90, born May 24, 1926, passed away peacefully on April 19, 2017. She was a retired seamstress for O’Leary Paint; member of the Ever Ready Club, and was honored to make the drapes for the Governor’s mansion of Mackinaw Island and also ‘Magic’ Johnson’s mother. Ruth enjoyed traveling, cooking, needlepoint and playing cards-“500”.

Survivors include her sons: Charles (Laura Eibach) Knock of South Haven, Jeffrey (Annette) Helmel of Portland, and Stephen (Lynn) Colby of Eagle; three grandchildren: Andrew Knock, Benjamin Knock and Charlotte Helmel; 11 great grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; sister Rosemarie Foster; also several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Stephen in 2015, son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Janet Knock, and brother Gordon Hinman.

A Memorial Service will be held Monday, April 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with visitation from 1:00 p.m. until service time. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the Mid-Michigan Cat Rescue, North Eagle Cemetery Society, or Heartland Hospice. A hearty thank you to all the staff at Colonial Park AFC for their compassionate and loving care of mom over the years! Online condolences may be shared at www.peterandmurrayfuneralhome.com.

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Visitation

Monday

24

Apr

1:00 PM 4/24/2017 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 4/24/2017 3:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States

Service

Monday

24

Apr

3:00 PM 4/24/2017 3:00:00 PM
Peters & Murray Funeral Home

301 E. Jefferson Street
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

Peters & Murray Funeral Home
301 E. Jefferson Street Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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