Ruth Marie Perry

Ruth Marie Perry, age 94, of Olivet passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Tuesday, February 14, 2023, at her home. She was born August 20, 1928, at the family farm in Charlotte, the daughter of Darwin and Helen (Johnson) Jaquette. On July 19, 1947, she married George Elwood Perry at her family home. Together they resided in Olivet most of their lives. Ruth worked for Olivet Public Schools as a kindergarten teacher and later as a librarian. She retired after many dedicated years of service. Family meant everything to Ruth and she was very much loved by all who knew her.
Ruth is survived by her children: Steven (Gloria) Perry, Dennis (Cheryl) Perry, Linda (Andrew) Weaver, Larry (Irene) Perry, Ricky Jo Perry; eleven grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; six great great-grandchildren, and sisters-in-law: Delores Briggs and Martha “Peg” Perry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, George; two brothers; and one sister.
In keeping with Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a celebration of her life will be held later this summer.
Those desiring may make contributions in Ruth’s memory to Compassus Hospice.
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The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.