August 23, 1951 - June 21, 2015
Ruth “Ruthie” Anne Strine, 63, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Services celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, June 24, at the Fairplain Chapel of Florin Funeral Service in Benton Harbor with Rev. Marlo Fritzke officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. The visitation will begin at 1 PM Wednesday at the Fairplain Chapel. Memorials may be made to Special Olympics or Hospice at Home. Please share memories, messages, or photos at www.florin.net. Ruth’s kind and joyful spirit touched many lives. Her favorite job, through Gateway, was bagging groceries at Meijer where she would spread her joy on a daily basis by offering children a penny to ride the carousel horse and by striking up conversation with everyone who passed her way. She had a special affection for the ladies at Golden Brown Bakery, and those whose paths she crossed on her walks in downtown St. Joseph. Ever generous and always loving, she had a zeal for life that was infectious. A breast cancer survivor, and developmentally disabled, she took on the world with a style all her own. She was a passionate White Sox fan and bowled in the Special Olympics. She knew each and every family member’s and friend’s birthdays, and prided herself on sending cards that included a little special something. She is survived by her father, Robert Strine; sisters, Lynda Strine and Evelyn (Barry) Will; brothers, Dan (Penny) Strine, John (Rebecca) Strine and Bill (Jeanne) Strine; nieces, Trisha (Nick) Leh, Melaney (Josh) Amidon, Kristi (Dave) DeVore, Carrie (Brennan) Ball, Julia (Justin) Price and Stephanie Will; nephews, John Strine, Steve (Sarah) Strine, Keith Strine, Kevin Strine, and Jason (Jessica) Crockett; 6 great-nieces and 16 great-nephews; special friends, Marlene (Steve) Mitchell and Pam Sutherland. Her mother, Dorothy Rush, preceded her in death.
Ruth “Ruthie” Anne Strine, 63, of St. Joseph, Michigan passed away unexpectedly but peacefully on Sunday, June 21, 2015 at the Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph. Services celebrating her life will be held at 2 PM Wednesday,... View Obituary & Service Information
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