Ruby Swinehart

Ruby Swinehart

Ruby Jewel (Ferguson) Swinehart of Otsego, MI passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013 at her home.  Ruby was born July 7, 1938 in Russell, AR the daughter of Oscar and Birdie (Udie) Ferguson. Ruby worked for Bronson Methodist Hospital for over 20 years. She enjoyed attending and working flea markets and she loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially having tea parties. In 1981 Ruby began seeing Kenneth E. Swinehart; on April 2, 1996 they were married.

Survivors include her husband, Ken; children, Robert Bowden of Otsego and Rickey Bowden of Kalamazoo; 22 grandchildren, including Jordan Levi Smith whom she raised as her son; 12 great grandchildren; siblings Viva Willis of WV, James Ferguson of Plainwell; step-children, Kaleen VanBuren, Terry Swinehart, Andrea Swinehart, Shara Swinehart; ex-daughter–in-law, Roberta Bowden and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; children, Roman “Ben” Schrock and Kelli Jo Smith and siblings, Verda Lee “Dimples” Cox and William Ferguson.

Private family services will be followed with burial at Mt. Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Those desiring may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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  1. patricia r keller says:

    Her work here is done, her suffering is over. Thank you dear lord for the time I had with my aunt & best friend

  2. Roberta says:

    Ruby was a wonderful blessing in my life. She would play like a child, enjoy the moment, and crack me up with all her stories. She was a great grandmother to Jack and Taylor and would play bowling or baseball ( in the house ) for hours until the child was done and never before. I’ll miss the way her eyes would sparkle with mischief when we were chatting about the past, sharing current stories or planning future fun things to do.

  3. Jordan Smith says:

    I still miss you. Even more since grandpa went to be with you. I’m sorry I missed those last couple years.

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