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Ruth (Richards) Seeba, age 88 of rural Stanton, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2014. The daughter of James & Esther (Whalley) Richards, Jr., she was born on July 27, 1925 in Henderson, Michigan. In 1944, Ruth married Henry Seeba and together they raised a family based on love and caring.

Ruth was a master crafter. She delighted in turning “trash” to treasures for her family and friends to enjoy. Along with her clever knack of crafting, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, plastic canvassing, and quilting. Ruth was an avid Detroit Tigers fan-referring to them as “her boys” and trying to never miss a game. Nothing was more important to her though, as her desires to be near her family…including her and her husband’s annual trip to North Dakota for their family reunions.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Henry in June of 1993; a daughter Betty Ellias in 1997; siblings, Max, Mary, Jay and May June; and a son-in-law, Gary Brail in October of 2007.

Surviving are her children, Lois Brail of Muir; Larry & Julie Seeba of Hale; Donna Duncan of River Rouge, Michigan; and Connie Mixter of Tucson, Arizona; many grand children and great grand children and two great great grand children.

Honoring Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and her life will be celebrated on Saturday May 3 from 2-5 p.m. at the First Christian Church Annex (138 Garden Street, Muir). Ruth’s family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Laura’s Loving Acres, particularly Christina and Tammy, for their care and compassion, as well as the caregivers and social workers with Ionia Area Hospice.

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  1. Anonymous on February 15, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Marlene Korynta

    Belated sincere condolences on Ruth’s passing from Clara Seeba (Henry’s sister) Ganyo and family as we just heard the news.

    11/17/2014

    James Rose

    02/23/2014

    Sheila Misner Crawford

    I met Ruth while visiting my dad Eddie at there home. I loved visiting with her and talking about our love of crocheting and crafting. I will miss seeing her smiling face and our talks. My prayers to her family.

    02/19/2014

    Karen Baird

    Lois and family my deepest sympathy comming your way. I enjoyed visiting with your mom every visit I made to Lauras Loving Acres.

    02/19/2014

    Nicolas Piechotte

    Thank you for allowing me to walk with you at this very intimate time. What a joy it was to spend time with Ruth — she lit up the room!

    02/18/2014

    mary lou houghtaling

    There are no words to say to you to ease your sorrow when we lose our loved one’s! Just bow our heads,and say we well meet again someday! O:)

    02/18/2014

    Barbara Duty

    AUNT RUTH WAS A VERY SPECIAL LADY. SHE WAS UCH A GENTLE & CARING PERSON. SHE WILL BE MISSED. PRAYERS FOR ALL HER FAMILY

    02/17/2014

    Leesa Canipe Lusk

    Saddened to hear of the loss of your sweet Mother.Our prayers are uplifted for you all.

    02/17/2014

    Wendy Secord

    Even though we didn’t know each other very well or get to see each other much, I have cried many of tears! I am glad that you are not in pain any longer & are where you wanted to be.. With Grandpa! RIP Grandma!

    02/17/2014

    Tanya Schroeder

    Uncle Larry & aunt Jullie, so sorry for your loss, I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Ruth, hugs and prayers to both of you.

    02/17/2014

    Susanna and Bruce Day

    Rest in Peace

    02/17/2014



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