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Ruth Kirby

May 7, 1924 — December 15, 2020

Ruth L. Kirby, age 96, of Sterling Heights, formerly of Stanton, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 15, 2020, under the care of her family and Henry Ford Hospice.

Ruth worked for many years as a hall monitor at Finney High School in Detroit. After moving to the Stanton area with her late husband, Ruth attended and became a member at the Nevins Lake Church. She loved being on the water, Ruth also enjoyed going to dinner and a movie, reading and she loved animals, especially her dogs.

Ruth is survived by her sons, Arch (Josie) Kirby of Sterling Heights; Kevin Kirby of Stanton; Kim Kirby of Clinton Township; granddaughter, Melissa Kirby of Grosse Pointe; great granddaughters, Emma and Olivia; nephews, Randy; Dave; Brian; and Kent; and many cousins.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew & Lenora (Swan) Gudme; husband, Arch Kirby; and one brother.
Visitation for Ruth is being held on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the Simpson Family Funeral Home in Stanton (225 W. Cedar St.) from 2-4 PM. Graveside services for Ruth will be on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Entrican Cemetery beginning at 1 PM with Pastor Dennis Ross officiating.

For those wanting to make a memorial donation in memory of Ruth the family suggests you direct them to the Montcalm County Animal Shelter.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ruth Kirby, please visit our flower store.

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Visitation

Sunday, December 20, 2020

2:00 - 4:00pm (Eastern time)

Simpson Family Funeral homes - Stanton

225 W Cedar St, Stanton, MI 48888

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Monday, December 21, 2020

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