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Ruth Louise Clark

Lifelong resident, Ruth Louise Clark, 74, of McMillan, died Wednesday afternoon August 19, 2020 at Golden Leaves Living Center in Newberry. Born April 8, 1946 in Newberry, daughter of the late Russell and Irene (Mitchell) Clark, Ruth was a 1964 graduate of Newberry High School.  Ruth was employed at Helen Newberry Joy Hospital for over 35 years with multiple roles starting as an aide on the acute care floor and ending in the OR as a scrub tech and as a specialty services clinic technician. Ruth attended the First Presbyterian Church in Newberry where she was involved in the women’s group.  She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, knitting and flower gardening. In addition to her parents, Ruth is preceded in death by her brother Kenneth. Survivors include her siblings Jennie (Ernie) Hetrick and Ron (Janet) Clark all of Lakefield Township. Ruth was also a special aunt to Cindy Moulton, Jennie Rose, Ernie Hetrick Jr, Scott Hetrick, Aimee Harju, Jeff Clark and Nikki Clark. She is also survived by several great-nieces, great nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Per her request, cremation services were accorded.  A graveside service will be held Monday September 7, 2020 at 11:00 am at Forest Home Cemetery with Pastor Nancy Barkat officiating. Memorials may be directed to the Presbyterian Women’s, PO Box 443, Newberry, Michigan 49868 or the Health Career Scholarship Fund, in care of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital, 502 West Harrie Street, Newberry, Michigan 49868 in her memory. Condolences may be expressed at www.beaulieufuneralhome.com. Beaulieu Funeral Home in Newberry is assisting the family.