Friday, April 16, 2010

Funeral Card Friday: Ruth June (GOOD) DeVRIES ANDERSON

Funeral card of Ruth June Anderson, Grand Rapids, Michigan, citing death on 27 February 1998; DeVries Family Papers, digitized and privately held by Miriam Robbins Midkiff, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Spokane, Washington. This item was passed from the estate of Adrian and Ruth (Hoekstra) DeVries to their granddaughter, Miriam Robbins Midkiff in 2008.

Ruth June (GOOD) DeVRIES ANDERSON was married to Benjamin J. DeVRIES, whose funeral card was highlighted last week. They married in 18 January 1936 in Mattoon, Cole Co., Illinois. After Uncle Ben died in 1966, Aunt Ruth married Lester ANDERSON, who also preceded her in death. Although not cited in the card itself, the funeral took place 3 March 1998, according to Ruth's obituary. Because my maternal grandmother, Ruth Lillian (HOEKSTRA) VALK DeVRIES was married to Ben's brother Adrian, it meant there were at two Ruth DeVRIESes living in Grand Rapids, Michigan!

Thanks to Dee Akard Welborn for this great Friday theme!

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