Ruth Leona Cooper passed away to her eternal home on June 4, 2012. She lived at the Cooper family farm north of Evart, until just a few days before the time of her death at Munson Memorial Hospital in Traverse City. She was 89 years old when she passed away.
Ruth was born to Edgar and Mary (Bell) Mowat at their family farm at just north of the Ogilvie Country School, on Nov. 12, 1922, the sixth of nine children. She was taken to Sunday school and worship services even as a baby, and was saved at an early age, always ready to go to church as it was a main part of her life.