Ruth Margaret Sober

January 26, 1948June 8, 2018

Ruth Margaret (Ballor) Sober,70, of Bath, passed away June 8, 2018. She was born January 26, 1948 in Lansing, MI, to Russell and Margaret (Morse) Ballor. She loved spending time at home surrounded by her family, most especially her three grandchildren. Devoted and fun loving, she touched countless people in her lifetime. Ruth was a kindhearted, loving person who was loved by all.

Ruth is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Carol Ballor; nephews; Jeff Ballor and Michael Bargy. Surviving to cherish her memory is the love of her life, husband of 38 years; James Russell Sober, daughters; Ashley Sober, Morgan Sober; grandchildren, Mason Larner, Dani Sober, and Jameson Hall; siblings, Nancy McGonigal, Willliam (Pamela) Ballor, Mary (Michael) Bargy; as well as many nieces and nephews all dearly loved by their Aunt Ruthie. There will be a visitation for Ruth from 1-4pm on Thursday, June 21 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel 205 E. Washington, DeWitt, Michigan 48820. Immediately following the visitation there will be a luncheon at the Bath American Legion 5480 Clark Rd, Bath Twp., MI 48808

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  • Visitation Thursday, June 21, 2018

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Alice Jean & Wayne Loomis

June 20, 2018

So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing as all the Ballor kids grew up as our neighbors right behind us we knew them all and it is so hard to loose one of your close family Please know that we care and wish the best for all of the family, sincerely Alice Jean and Wayne Loomis.

Merl Truman

June 20, 2018

Kim and I are very sorry for your loss. We will be in Minneapolis with family. We won’t be able to attend the funeral, however, we will be thinking of you during this difficult time.

Morgan Sober

June 18, 2018

I miss my mom so much...this whole situation is crazy! RIP mom I will always and forever love you.
Love, Mo Leaf 💖

Trixie Prince (formerly Brown)

June 13, 2018

Jim, Ashley and Morgan,

I'm so sad to hear your mom passed away. She was always so very kind to Shelby and Bailey and loved them like her own. I will miss her sassy spirit, humor and kindness to us. Hugs and prayers to all of you.

Colleen Hall

June 13, 2018

I remember spending lots of special times with Aunt Ruth when my sister, Kelley, and I were very young. She would keep us for sleepovers before she had a family of her own. She was the cool aunt who would take us to do fun stuff. Later, when I was s teenager, I got to return the favor by babysitting for her girls (my cousins), Ashley and Morgan. Although Aunt Ruth and her kind words and warm smile will live on in some of my most cherished memories, I will miss her dearly.

Kelli Perrault (Sample)

June 13, 2018

Jim, Ashley, Morgan -
So sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Sending prayers for strength and comfort.
Kelli Perrault (formerly Kelli Sample)
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