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Ruth M. Congdon

June 13, 1926 January 8, 2017
Ruth M. Congdon
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Obituary for Ruth M. Congdon

Ruth Congdon, born June 13, 1926, passed away on Sunday, January 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Helen (Woodhall) Antcliff and her husband of over 62 years, Dale Congdon. She is survived by her children, Bradley Congdon, Valerie (Joseph) Congdon (Yurko), Brenda (Thomas) Congdon-Power, and Randall Congdon, grandchildren: Andrew, Laura, Eric and Gregory.

Ruth graduated from Edmore High School in 1944. Upon graduation she worked in various employment including the State of Michigan and at the Fisher Body Plant on the B-29 Boeing Bomber during WWII. Ruth played classical music on the piano and the pipe organ which led to her studying with several musical artists. Ruth was invited to teach at the Wilde Conservatory where she had a large class of students. During this time, she held a position as an organist at a church where she met her husband Dale. Ruth accepted a position as Director of Music with United Methodist Church in Grand Ledge, where she worked for over twenty years as their organist and Director of Choirs. She attended seminars every summer at Michigan State University where she studied music related to her field. During retirement, Ruth traveled to many places in the United States where she could see her children and grandchildren. Music continued to enrich her life and that of her family. Ruth will be remembered as a very kind and caring mother by her family. The family would like to thank the Sparrow Hospital Cardiac Intensive Care Unit for their compassionate care during her illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 13, 2016 – 12:00 pm at Peters & Murray Funeral Home, Grand Ledge, with visitation one hour prior to service time. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Grand Ledge. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Guild of Organists in memory of Ruth Congdon. Online condolences may be shared at www.petersandmurrayfuneralhome.com

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Visitation

Friday

13

Jan

11:00 AM 1/13/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/13/2017 12:00:00 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

Friday

13

Jan

12:00 PM 1/13/2017 12:00:00 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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Location

Oakwood Cemetery Final Resting Place

301 Oakwood St.
Grand Ledge, MI 48837

301 Oakwood St. Grand Ledge 48837 MI
United States
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