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Ruth Shirley Waid

Ruth S. Waid of Rockford, Michigan passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020 at the age of 96. She was born to Paul and Carrie (Church) Jackson on July 3, 1923 in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Ruth graduated from Rockford High School class of 1941. In 1942, she married the love of her life, Russell C. Waid and together they had four children. Ruth retired from Sackner Products in 1985. She was a past President of the Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post 3946. She enjoyed being with her family and friends, always making everyone feel welcome and was famous for her "Baked Beans". She was proceeded in death by her parents, her loving husband Russell, her sons Larry and Darrel, sister Judith VandeBrand, and brothers Bernard and Donald Jackson. She is survived by her daughter Pat Krucek, son Raymond (Michelle) Waid, daughters-in-law Sandy (Larry) Waid and Debroah (Darrel) Waid, nine grandchildren (and their significant others), twenty-two great grandchildren, one great great grandson, and many nieces and nephews. At Ruth's request, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral services. The family will hold a private burial at Elmwood Cemetery in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Due to Covid-19, the family will hold a Celebration of Life service to honor Ruth in June of 2021. Arrangements for this will be posted on Facebook prior to the service date. The family would like to thank Bishop Hills of Rockford, MI for the care, respect, and compassion they showed Ruth. Special thanks to Grace Hospice for all the help and care they provided. While visiting Ruth's webpage at www.avinkcremation.com please take time to sign the guestbook by lighting a candle and/or sharing a memory with the family. The Waid family is being assisted by the Avink Funeral Home & Cremation Society, 129 S. Grand, Schoolcraft, MI 49087 (269-679-5622).

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My heartfelt prayers are certainly with Aunt Ruth R.I.P. Family and all that knew and Loved Her! Sincerely, Gary Waid.

Gary D Waid Jun 24 2020 6:20 PM

Aunt Ruth was one wonderful person who loved all children. She helped to raise me and my brothers when my dad Warren Waid had to work. She is very deserving of a wonderful home with our heavenly father. Bless her family with the knowledge that her work on earth is over and she has gone for a well deserved rest. Rest in Peace Aunt Ruth.

Mary Baty Jun 23 2020 5:47 PM

Aunt Ruth was always offering up her home as a gathering place for Family Reunions. She welcomed the family anytime. She loved to play cards with friends and family. She will be sorely missed.

Marvin and Connie Waid Jun 23 2020 4:00 PM

RIP Grandma I'll always love and miss you. YOU were always there for me whenever I needed you. My kids, your great grandchildren, Braxton Russell / Savanna Dawn / Scarlet Agatha loved the time they were able to spend with you. We made a lot of new memories when we visited you from Wisconsin and took you out on the town. You loved going to the zoo. I'll miss our weekly chats. I love you so very much Grandma, you meant the world to me. Love you

Melissa Verner Jun 23 2020 10:59 AM