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Ruth Ward

April 28, 1932 to March 14, 2022

Ruth Ward formerly of Monkton, passed away peacefully at Ritz Lutheran Villa, Mitchell on Monday March 14, 2022 at the age of 89. Ruth was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Monkton where she sang in the church choir for 50 years and also served on many committees. For over 40 years, she ran the concession booth in Monkton which is now known as “Ruth’s Snack Shack”. Ruth was well known for her potato salad and subs. She enjoyed gardening, quilting, playing cards and loved spending time with her family. Beloved wife of the late Jack Ward who predeceased her in 1991. Loving mother of Barry (Angela), Bob (Val) and Kathy (Keith) Pehlke. Special grandma of Leanne and Marc and their children Liam and Connor; Trish and Jay and their children Reed and Cohen; Kevin and Heather and their daughter Emerson; Dylan and Nicole; Kylie and Nic; Kristy and Dan and their children Matthew, William and Elizabeth; Katelyn and Brandon and their children Ella and Avery; Kelly and Mike and their daughter Vaida. Fondly remembered by her sisters and brothers Eldeen Ward, Shirley Wagler, Marg Searth, George (Sandi), Mary VanStaveren, Elwood (Olive), Harold (June), Barb Knapp (James), Edna (Don) White, Sharon (Keith) Otterbein, Donna (Steve) Oliver, sisters-in-law Joyce Raycraft, Debbie Raycraft, Terry Ward and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Ed and Laura (Strickert) Raycraft, brothers Bob (Marg), Jack, Eldon (in infancy), Sheldon, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Harvey Ward, Sam Wagler, Ron Searth, Pat Raycraft, John VanStaveren, Nancy Raycraft, Helen Raycraft, Cam Knapp and great-granddaughter Sophie Blum in infancy. A private family funeral service to celebrate Ruth’s life will be held at Brenneman Funeral Home with Rev. Ernie Naylor officiating. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Spring interment in North Logan Cemetery, Monkton. The service was recorded and can be viewed by clicking on the link below. As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice or take someone you love out to dinner and remember Ruth.


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