Ruth Berry died October 3, 2022. She was the daughter of Will and Clara Berry. Her sisters: Angelyn Jones, Grace Lowe and Marion Jackson have preceded her in death. She is survived by nieces Linda Lowe and Jean Lawrence and nephew Clark Jones.
Ruth grew up in the Fowlerville area and graduated from Fowlerville High School in 1947. Immediately following graduation, she began work at Michigan Bell Telephone Company. Her career lasted nearly 35 years and she retired from the Lansing, Michigan office. She then moved to Fort Myers, FL where she lived happily for 32 years and enjoyed year around warm weather.
Ruth was well known as a talented pianist and organist. She was very active as a church musician most of her life. She loved to travel and visited 54 countries and all 50 states. In 2015 she returned to Lansing where she lived the rest of her life.
She was proud to have been a direct descendant of some of the earliest local settlers in Livingston County. The first arrived prior to 1840 and took up land from the government in Iosco Township. Others arrived soon after and purchased land in Handy Township. Ruth was a member of the DAR and located 10 direct ancestors who served in the Revolutionary War. Her maternal grandparents immigrated from Denmark and her grandfather, N.P. Jensen, operated the Jensen Photography Studio for many years.
Private graveside services were presided over by Pastor Mark McCormick of the Mayflower Congregational Church, Lansing, Michigan.
Those desiring to contribute in memory of Ruth may choose to consider Mayflower Congregational Church, 2901 W. Mt Hope Ave., Lansing, MI 48911 or Careline Hospice, 103 S. Jackson St., Suite 200, Jackson, MI 49201
Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expressed at: pjherrmannfuneralhome.com