Ruth O. Grandy

EVART — Ruth O. Grandy, 83, of Evart, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015, at her home with her sons by her side.

Ruth was born on Aug. 16, 1932, in Hartwick Township, to Herbert H. and Lucy (Baldwin) Leyder. She was a 1951 graduate of Evart High School. Ruth was married in Evart on June 16, 1951, to Louis W. Grandy, who preceded her in death on June 4, 2010. She loved children and ran a daycare business for many years. Ruth enjoyed fishing, flying and Sunday drives.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Tim Grandy, of Evart, and Dave (Sheri) Grandy, of Harbor Springs; two granddaughters, Britt (Damian) Zunino, of New York, N.Y., and Katie Smith, of Petoskey; six great-grandchildren, Brecken, Harper, Elliot, Georgia, Avery, and Kennedy; three sisters, Martha Yarhouse, of Evart, Marie Miller, of Flushing, and Pauline (Dick) McKay, of Evart; many nieces and nephews; and three kids who were very special to her, Kelly Hesselink, Chad and Matt Stewart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Louis; and two brothers, Paul and Junior Leyder.

Funeral services for Ruth O. Grandy are at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart, with Pastor Ted Turanski officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 23, 2015, at the funeral home. Ruth will be interred in Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart next to her husband.