Ruth Weck

REED CITY — Early morning on Sept. 19, 2016, Ruth Weck passed peacefully at the home of her daughter, Karen Finkbeiner. Ruth had enjoyed dinner the night before her passing with her three children. She was 86 years old, and was under the care of Spectrum Health Home Hospice for Congestive Heart Failure.

She was born Jan. 19, 1930, in Pontiac, to Maro and Elverna (McArthur) Hodges. She lived her childhood in Evart, graduating in 1948, marrying Wayne Weck Jan. 20, 1951, sharing 49 years of marriage until Wayne’s death in 2000. Ruth worked as a supervisor at Wolverine Worldwide (glove factory) in Reed City for some 30 years.

Siblings that have passed, Leon (Duane) Hodges, Robert Hodges and Roberta (Hodges) Lenahan; and infant, Alice.

Ruth believed in family, especially attending faithfully the Weck and the Huson-Hodges reunions every year for at least the last 65 years.

Surviving Ruth are her children, Rod (Nancy) Weck, Karen (Weck) Finkbeiner and Sherry (Weck) Butler; her brother, Frank (Rosalie) Hodges; her sisters-in-law, June and Aloha Hodges, and Gladys (Weck) Mitchell; and grandchildren, Amanda (Kailing) Grant (Bob), Marcy (Kailing) Walston (Jeff Hall), Matt Kailing, Leslie (Weck) Jolman, Rodney (Jason) Weck-Roark and Jodi (Weck) Blume (Mark).

Ruth had 13 great-grandchildren and was fortunate to have many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who all cared about her. She was a great competitor, loving sports - especially softball, golf, bowling, swimming, cards and bingo. She also made wonderful quilts and did some scrap booking. When arthritis affected her back, legs and knees, she read, did puzzles and watched TV. Ruth was an avid Detroit Tigers fan, loving to watch and “co-manage.” She would discuss her thoughts with all.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at the Reed City United Methodist Church, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. A light luncheon will follow the service.

Her final resting place will be at her husband’s side at the Pinora Cemetery in Lake County. In leiu of flowers, contributions may be given to the Reed City VFW Post No. 2964, or the Reed City United Methodist Church.

Her children wish to extend a heartfelt thankfulness to all helping us through this journey. To those giving us support, prayers, contributions, food, flowers, phone calls, cards or hugs. Also, a big “Thanks” to Spectrum Health Home Hospice, Lake and Osceola County Senior Services (meals and care givers), Pastor Kathy (RCUMC) and Aaron Pruitt.