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Sheryl Sue Ruoss, age 68, of Gowen, passed away on Friday, November 29, 2019 at her home.  The daughter of Cornelius "Casey" & Mary Jean (DeHamer) DeGraaf, Jr., she was born on December 1, 1950 in Grand Rapids.  

Sheryl retired from Bosch Corporation (formerly General Motors), enjoyed shopping, was a member of the Flat River Antique Car Club, but delighted in time spent with her family… especially attending her grandchildren's sporting events.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  her husband, Kenneth Ruoss in 2008;  and a sister, Kim Minnaar.  Surviving are her children, Robert & Alissa Hirkaway of Sheridan, and Kim & Aaron Conklin of Gowen;  seven grandchildren, Gabby, Lucas, Rebecca, Emily, Hailey, Jeremiah, and Wyatt;  special friend, Don Rush of Gowen;  a brother, Ken DeGraaf of Florida;  a brother-in-law, Glenn Minnaar;  a niece, Katie & Jacob Brasser;  a nephew, Jack Minnaar;  and many dear friends.

Visitation is from 4-5 p.m. on Wednesday at Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, 511 S. Franklin Street, Greenville, where funeral services will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.  The Rev. Paul Dickson, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Greenville, will officiate.

Envelopes for memorial contributions for the charity of one's choice will be available at the funeral home.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Sheryl's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen's Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Sara on December 2, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Sheryl could always be found on the sidelines cheering on her grandkids. I will miss sitting with her at those events. Sheryl will forever have the best seat in the place. Fly high sweet Sheryl. Love the BrimmerGÇÖs

  2. Anonymous on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

  3. Virginia and Chris Curtis on December 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was the sweetest lady, she treated everyone the same. You were her friend even if it was the first time she met you. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.-á

  4. Anonymous on December 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

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