June 22, 1939 – September 22, 2021
Ruth was born and raised in Wayne, Michigan. She received a degree in education from the University of Michigan and met her first husband, John Waite. She worked in her husband John's medical practice for many years and enjoyed learning about medicine and caring for patients alongside her husband. Living in Ann Arbor for most of her life, she enjoyed gardening, reading, music, and fellowship. She loved camping with family and motorcycle riding with her husband Roland. She enjoyed worshiping at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Brighton, Michigan. Her husband Roland Ronish and her three children Jeff Waite, Melanie (Allen) Mitchell, and Lisa (Tom) Jacobson survived her. Grandchildren Glen Mitchell, John (Hannah) Mitchell, Joshua Jacobson and Rebecca Jacobson; Siblings Shirley (Larry) Fehl and Dave (Kathy) Ardelean; a multitude of nieces and nephews. Her first husband John Waite and her second husband Jim Van Doren preceded her in death. Memorial event plans are being considered in the spring 2021. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruth’s honor to Arbor Hospice of Michigan.
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