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December 17, 2013

Ruth Thomas

GRAWN — Ruth Thomas, 72, of Grawn passed away on Dec. 15, 2013. She was born on Feb. 13, 1941 the daughter of Cyril and Clara (Huey) Schneider in Traverse City.

Ruth married Bruce Thomas in 1959 at St. Mary’s Hannah Church in Kingsley. She was a homemaker at heart and loved to work with her hands gardening or working with ceramics. For over 15 years, she owned and operated Valleyview Ceramics. She was a kind and quite woman who was generous and seldom complained.

Ruth is survived by her son Martin (Kathy) Thomas, daughter Cheryl Thomas; grandsons Russel (Holly) Walker, Matthew Thomas, and Mark Steinebach; granddaughters Katie Walker and Kelly (Ryan) Gonda; great-grandchildren Jayden Walker, Tami, Ryko, and Rain Gonda, and Braelynn Thomas; and siblings Paul (Barb) Schneider, Dan (Rita) Schneider, Dave (Barb) Schneider, Evelyn (Rick) Sika, Charlie (Janet) Schnieder, Jim (Carla) Schneider, Jean Bushey, and Rita Schneider.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant son Daniel Thomas, and infant brother Steven Schneider.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, with visitation one hour prior, at St. Mary’s Hannah Catholic Church in Kingsley. Please share your fond memories and condolences at www.CovellFuneralHomes.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Kingsley.

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