Date of Death: April 21, 2020

Service Details

In accordance with Ruth’s wishes cremation has taken place and public services will take place on a later date.

Obituary Notice

Ruth Ann Patterson, age 81, formerly of Three Rivers, MI passed away peacefully in the early hours of Tuesday, April 21, 2020. She was born in Three Rivers, MI on July 26, 1938 the daughter of Ralph and Carmelita (Beck) Dean.

She is preceded in passing by her parents and her brother Ralph Dean Jr.

Left to cherish her loving memory is her husband: Terryl V. Patterson Sr.; children: Terryl V. Patterson Jr. and Timothy (Pamela) D. Patterson; grandchildren: Morgan (Ryan) Szumski, Mackenzie (Nam) Le, Mallory (Greg) Waddell, Paige (Martin) Patterson and Trenton Patterson; great grandchildren: Carter Szumski, Tatum Patterson, Collins Szumski, and Indie Le; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend for many years: Sally Boechenstein.

Additional Information

Memorials made in Ruth’s memory may be directed to the United Methodist Church of Three Rivers, MI. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements.

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  1. I have many fond memories of my Aunt Ruth. One of these was being the flower girl in her wedding. She was always ready to have some fun. I will treasure all our times spent together.

  2. One fun memory I have of Aunt Ruth is when Emily and I were riding with Uncle Terry and Aunt Ruth to some church function. We were all being silly and slap-happy in the car. At one point I slipped up and accidentally called her Aunt Terry. She whipped around in her seat with this mock serious face on and said “What did you just call me dear?” I realized my mistake and we all burst out laughing. After I accidentally did it one more time, it became an inside joke and for the rest of the day we referred to them as Aunt Terry and Uncle Ruth. Much love to all of you during this time. She was such an endearing person with so much spunk and zeal for life. She is missed dearly.

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