Ruth Bard Edick

May 8, 1932October 9, 2018

Ruth Bard Edick was born on May 8, 1932 in Thornwood, NY and died October 9, 2018 in Seattle, WA. She joins her parents James and Helen Bard, brother Richard and sister Eleanor in passing. Ruth grew up in Thornwood, New York and graduated from the University of Michigan. She met her husband John (Jack) Edick in the dining hall there and they married in 1953. Their early years of marriage were spent in Kodiak, Alaska while Jack served in the Navy. Kodiak was a source of many fond memories which Ruth loved to share. Ruth and Jack raised four children in Wickliffe, Ohio during their working years. While raising her own children, Ruth pursued her love of childhood education by teaching and co-directing Nursery School at Shoregate United Methodist Church in Euclid, OH. After retirement Ruth & Jack built their dream home on family property in Elk Rapids, MI where they spent 25 happy years looking at The Bay. During their 65 years of marriage, they were able to travel the world together. Ruth is survived by her husband Jack; children Cliff, Kathy (Tom), David (Vicki), Lynne (Patrick); grandchildren Allison (Drew), Jennifer (Rick), Paige, Delos, Connor; and great-grandchild Ricky. Ruth's loving spirit for family and friends was unconditional, and she will be dearly missed. Services: Family will receive friends at Covell Funeral Home, 312 Pine, Elk Rapids MI on Saturday, Oct 20 at 12:00pm, a service will begin at 1:30pm, burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ruth's memory to: The Elk Rapids Community Cupboard Or The Kewadin United Methodist Church (Sunday School or Missions) Or the Charity of your choice. "....And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest!" -Shakespeare


  • Elk Rapids Community Cupboard
  • Kewadin United Methodist Church
  • Charity of your choice


  • Visitation Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, October 20, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, October 20, 2018

Ruth Bard Edick

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