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Ruth I. Simpson

Ruth passed away Sunday, June 6, 2021 in Holland.

She was born March 22, 1958 in Allegan, the daughter of Maurice and Martha (Trustch) Simpson. Ruth was a 1976 Otsego High School graduate. She worked at Otsego Public Schools, McPherson Plastics and Borgess Medical Center until her retirement due to health issues. Ruth enjoyed adult coloring books and her dogs. She had attended Calvary Christian Church.

Surviving are parents; brothers, Harold and Mark; nephew Tim along with several extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Larry and sister-in-law, Susan.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

A graveside service will be held Friday, June 18, 2021 at 4:00 P.M. at Mountain Home Cemetery with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the

American Cancer Society.

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Dawn Edwards

June 7, 2021 at 11:10 pm

So very sorry to read of Ruth’s passing. I graduated with Ruth from OHS in 1976. She always had a smile for all and was such a sweet person. I will be keeping your family in my prayers.


Patricia Pigeon

June 8, 2021 at 4:16 am

My condolences to the family


Peggy Thompson

June 8, 2021 at 11:21 am

My thoughts and prayers are with you all…

I haven’t seen Ruth in many years, but as I look at her picture, her smile brings back warm loving memories of childhood days …


Loretta Schneider

June 8, 2021 at 5:33 pm

So very sorry for your loss I was a couple of years behind her at Otsego and she was always very nice.


Starr Adams

June 8, 2021 at 10:56 pm

I remember Ruth in a few of my classes in school. I recall she was always nice and her unique smile and her beautiful hair is something I recall when I think of her.

My condolences to Harold and all of her family. May she rest in peace.


Starr Adams (Vote)



June 9, 2021 at 10:57 am

I really enjoyed Ruth at Calvary Church. Upbeat and friendly!!! Peace in mind and heart to family and friends. I also hope pup family will be OK without her!!!


Deb Anderson

June 9, 2021 at 7:44 pm

So sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was a neighbor of mine growing up and then after I got married we lived right next door to her and her family. She eventually moved and I didn’t see her to much at all. She was a very kind person with a big smile. I remember when my Mom passed away she came walking up to my parents house with a platter of homemade chocolate chip cookies and said I put extra chocolate chips in those for the kids!!!! My deepest sympathy to her family.


John and Pam Bierema

June 11, 2021 at 3:38 pm

She is a sweet soul, kind and generous. May God give her family peace knowing she is with her Heavenly Father.


Doug Dekoekkoek

June 11, 2021 at 4:20 pm

So sorry for your loss I didn’t even know that she was sick I have many fond memories of her.


Vickie Truax

June 11, 2021 at 6:43 pm

My sweet cousin. You have been & will be missed. Such fond childhood & teen memories. Rest in Heavenly Peace Dear Ruthie! Love you!


Marla Matlock

June 13, 2021 at 3:52 pm

My condolences to the family. I haven’t

seen Ruth in years. I used to see her

every day @ Borgess where we both

worked. She was such a nice person and

so quiet! She never got caught up in the

hospital drama. I liked that about her.

She knew what was really important in

life. And I know she’s going to meet Him

with a big plate of cookies. Rest your

soul Ruth.


Debbie Winn

June 14, 2021 at 12:20 pm

My family and I loved Ruth and enjoyed our time with her for many years. I’m keeping her family and friends in my thoughts and prayers and my family is saddened to hear of Ruth’s passing. May all who are grieving her loss be comforted and know the peace of Jesus throughout this difficult time.


Steve Goebel

June 17, 2021 at 9:22 pm

Ruth was a wonderful kind hearted women. Worked with her for years and have only good memories and thoughts of her. My condolences to her family.



July 18, 2021 at 10:31 am

I’m sorry to hear about Ruth I sure enjoyed her sending you all our prayers


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