Ruth McAbee, 75

Published 4:49pm Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Ruth McAbee, 75

Born: Oct. 6, 1937

Died: Dec. 19, 2012

Ruth’s life began on Oct. 6, 1937, in Sikeston, Mo., the daughter of Carl “Pete” and Pauline Elliott. She was united in marriage to Richard McAbee.

Ruth McAbee

Her loving family includes: her husband Richard of Coldwater, Miss.; children, James E. (Pauline) Conrad of Vinita, Okla., Diana Ray of Oklahoma, Victoria (Mark) Bell of Saginaw, Texas and Amy (Gary) Kuseske of Dowagiac; a stepson, Dennis (Lori) McAbee of South Bend, Ind; grandchildren, Nathan (Pia) Bell of Guam, Whitney Ray, Kelsey Ray and Jordan Bell, all of Texas, Dustin Kuseske and McKenzie Kuseske of Dowagiac and Carlen Ray of Texas; great-grandchildren, Kaliya Johnson of Texas and Jacob Bell of Guam; and a sister, Barbara (Ralph) Cloud of Dowagiac.

Ruth passed away on Wednesday Dec. 19, 2012, at Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Betty Williams.

Her family will gather with friends at Yazel-Clark Chapel on Wednesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at noon.  Officiating will be Pastor Casey Helmuth.

Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to the family’s wishes. Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Ruth at

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