Date of Death: May 21, 2024

Service Details

Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1 beginning at 10:30am at Three Rivers Bible Church, 220 N. Erie St., Three Rivers. A memorial service will follow at 11:00am at the church and via livestream with Pastor Jeff Homan officiating. Interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.

Obituary Notice

Ruth Anderson Matazel, 81, of Three Rivers, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

She was born September 19, 1942, in Berwyn, IL, the daughter of Dwight and Gwen (Nicholas) Anderson.

On July 20, 1974, she married John Matazel in Chicago and they moved to Southwest Michigan to start their life together.

Ruth was a long-time member of Three Rivers Bible Church. As a gifted teacher she taught in numerous ministries throughout the church but is most remembered for her time as the Ladies Sunday School Class teacher. Ruth loved the Lord Jesus as her personal Savior and wanted all to know Him as their Savior as well.

Remaining to cherish her memory are her daughters, Betsy Matazel of Grand Rapids, MI and Molly Matazel of Three Rivers, MI. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Don, and most recently her husband, John Matazel, on January 15, 2024.

Additional Information

Donations in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (Charlotte, NC) or to Three Rivers Bible Church (Three Rivers, MI). Envelopes will be available at the church.

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  1. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Betsy and Molly , at this most difficult time. Your mom was so welcoming to Niccole on several of your family road trips, a dedicated van driver for VBS and a loving wife and mom. I always looked forward to a great meal when I had you gals in my room. Your mom was a wonderful cook♥️.

  2. Our sincere sympathy to Betsy and Molly at the passing of your Mother. She will be greatly missed and she was a very loving, caring, and kind friend. We know she is in a better place in Heaven with your Dad. . Love and Prayers.

  3. Grandma ruth was a beautiful woman of God she always had a smile on her face she was a joy to everyone she made my day. I will love her and miss her forever. I can’t wait to the day I get to go to heaven to see her and be with her, but not until God says, who knew who God was, and she loved him with all her heart. She was a blessing and a sweetheart, to all who met her she is now with her loving savior. She love God she taught us all to love God she taught us who was and how to serve him and be obedient to him. She was a blessing, thank you for all you did Ruth. You taught me to read my Bible? You taught me many things about God you taught me how to serve God and to be a missionary right where I’m at in my field. I live in my apartment building and you were such an encouragement to me and I’m praying for you, Betsy and Molly that God will bring you both peace and comfort during this time , I’m so sorry for your loss

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