….. age 96, went to the Church Triumph on Friday, August 3, 2018, at home under hospice care after a long illness.

Ruth was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, in Sebewaing, Michigan and a registered nurse retired from McLaren Hospital in Flint, Michigan.  She enjoyed fishing, camping and in her younger days taking the grandchildren camping.

Ruth is survived by her children and stepchildren: Louis (Wilma) Martin, Robert (Linda) Martin, Loretta (Rick) Tope, Harold (Sharon) Hempel, Robert Hempel, Mary (Charles) Seagraves, Pam (Jerry) Schulz, Connie(Charlie) Bootz, Cecily Baily, Beth (Don) LLewellyn. She is also survived by sisters Joy VanHall and Irene Davis, multiple grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. 

Ruth was preceded in death by husbands Louis Martin, Harold Hempel and Ceo Liichow, her son John (survived by wife Gail) Martin stepdaughter Sue Smits and sisters Nina, Melba, Inez, Joyce, and brother Adam. 

A special thanks to her friends in Christ, Joe & Renne Langdon, Evelyn Mielens, Pastors Boyer, Reed, Kuhl and Pastor and Lodie Bahr and to the children at Christ the King school in Sebewaing for their cards and prayers.

MEMORIALS: Immanuel Lutheran Church or A&D Hospice.