Ruth Elizabeth (Line) U'Ren

October 29, 1931 ~ March 22, 2018 (age 86)
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Ruth Elizabeth U’Ren October 29, 1931 – March 22, 2018 Our mother, Ruth Elizabeth (Line) U’Ren went home to heaven on March 22, 2018.  She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Kenneth (Bill) U’Ren.  Her children, Anna (Ron) Carter, Brian (Mary) U’Ren, and Chuck U’Ren.  Her grandchildren: Joshua, Rachael (Dan), Jason (Brittany), Brittany (PR), Jordan, Brianna, Jacob, Matthew (Amanda), Ryan, and Caitlin (Adam).  Great grandchildren:  James, Philip, Kinsley, Alexis, Olivia, Parker, Jaxson, and Abel.  Ruth was proceeded in death by her parents Florence and Lester Line, sisters Anna Line and Dora (Loren) Tuthill, her baby daughter Debra Kay U’Ren, and her grandmother Bertha Line who raised her with Lester after Florence passed away when Ruth was 2 months old.Ruth took care of Bertha in Bertha’s last 10 years of life until she passed away at the age of 102. Ruth worked after she graduated at Citizens Insurance Co. in Howell MI.  Bill and Ruth were married on April 27, 1957 and after that she stayed home raising their children.  As well as that, Ruth managed the books for Bill’s business and part-time cleaned rooms for her in-laws. When the kids were older she went to work for Dr. Kellams, she started cleaning his office and clinic and then became the front office receptionist until Dr. Kellams retired.  She then took on the role of school crossing guard for Fowlerville Schools at the corner of Grand River and Hibbard Street.  She loved the kids and was there regardless of rain, snow, or heat.  She enjoyed this position until it was no longer available.  Ruth finished her career doing what she loved working with kids as a lunch and playground monitor until she retired. Ruth volunteered for 25 years at the Fowlerville United Methodist Church as the Sunday School Treasurer.  Both Ruth and Bill spent time at church functions helping out, from fairground concessions to meals served at the church.  Ruth loved the Lord and serving people.  They both continued to serve until their health became an issue that prevent them from actively serving.  They loved the people and Pastors over the years at UMC.They were involved for several years with the Fowlerville Senior Citizens Center. After health issues required them to move, both Bill and Ruth resided at the Willows of East Lansing.  After settling in, they volunteered to go around with welcome packets for new residents.  They came to enjoy and love the people at the Willows, from the residents, the nurses and aides, the therapists,andthe administrative staff.  Ruth loved people, especially kids.  Over the years she stayed in touch with family and friends with letters and cards.  She loved to talk and visit with people.  Ruth would light up when little kids came around especially her grandkids and great grandkids.  Her many hobbies were reading, bingo, playing cards, and socializing with people. Her family would like to thank the staff of the Willows who loved and cared for Ruth and Great Lakes Caring hospice who made Ruth’s journey end loving and peacefulfor Ruth and her family.


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