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Ruth L. Holmes
  • Hospice of Sturgis
    P.O. Box 126
    Sturgis, MI 49091
  • Special Olympics Michigan Area 18
    62445 Shimmel Road
    Centreville, MI 49032

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Ruth L. Holmes age 82 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Monday morning, December 12, 2016 at Adult Nu Care in Sturgis.
She was born July 13, 1934 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of the late Walter H. and June A. (Murray) Snyder.
Ruth resided most of her life in the Sturgis and Burr Oak area. She attended White School a one room school house and also Sturgis High School.
She was first married to Don Kuenzel and they had one son, Dale. This marriage ended in divorce. On April 16, 1960 she married Myron "Mike" Hull in Sturgis. He died November 30, 1986. She married Lewis L. Holmes November 5, 1991 in LaGrange, Indiana and he died October 7, 1995.
Ruth had been employed as a nurse's aid and in the food service department of the Sturgis Hospital. She also had worked at the Transogram Company and the Sturges Young Auditorium both in Sturgis.
Ruth enjoyed bowling and dancing.
The family would like extend special thanks to Ruth's caregivers: Julie, Stephanie, JoAnn, Kim and Pastor Moyer.
She is survived by one son: Dale Kuenzel of Sturgis; one grandson: Bryan Kuenzel of Sturgis; three step-sons: Greg (Cindy) Holmes of Fruitport, James (Carla) Holmes of Mattawan and Marion (Susan) Holmes of Sturgis; one sister: Gladys (Tom) Shields of Sturgis; one brother: Charles (Judy) Snyder of Sturgis; two step-daughters: Jennifer (Darryl) Franklin of Elkhart, Indiana and Pam (Michael) Martin of Kendallville, Indiana; step-sister: Dona Jean Hagen of Sturgis and several step-grandchildren and nieces and nephews and special friends: Phyllis and Maria.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; parents; step-father: Cecil "Jock" Beers; one grandson: Michael Kuenzel and one brother: Walter E. "Pete" Snyder.
The family will receive friends from 11:00-1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Ruth L. Holmes will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home. The Rev. Rodger Moyer of the Sturgis Evangelical Church in Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Sturgis Memorial Gardens in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Holmes memory consider Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091 or Special Olympics Michigan Area 18, 62445 Shimmel Rd., Centreville, MI 49032.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.