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Ruth E. Myette

Ruth E. Myette age 98, joined her husband Reverend John S. Myette Sr. on January 18, 2022, in the Kingdom of Heaven. She is survived by her children Jack (Anne) Myette and Yvonne (Bruce) Bodell, grandsons Timothy Myette and Alec Apodaca, granddaughters Kara Apodaca and Ashley Bodell, and great grandchildren Sophie Myette and Lenox Dixon. Ruth survived her four sisters, Helen, Jane, Melva, and Leah, and her brother Tom McKelvey.


Ruth was born October 11, 1923, in Kittanning, PA. She attended Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, NY, where she met her husband of almost 60 years. The couple moved to Jonesville, Michigan and began ministering in the Methodist church in the West Michigan Conference. The church was their life. After Jonesville they served in Lawrence, Breckenridge, Grand Rapids, Muskegon, Lansing, Rockford, Sparta, Leland, Keswick, and Newaygo.


Ruth worked numerous jobs over the years, receiving a retirement from the Michigan Public School System. She was a generous soul, well known for gifting her prize-winning peanut brittle, Christmas candy, and delicious year-round chocolate chip cookies.


At her request cremation has taken place, her ashes will be sprinkled at family gatherings over Lake Michigan, Lake Leelanau, and the Allegany River and Buttermilk Falls, in Kittanning, PA.

Last Updated on January 21, 2022

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