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Ruth Ann Shoup

DELTON, MI - Ruth Ann “Ruthie” Shoup, age 78, of Delton passed away peacefully on February 10, 2020.
Ruthie was born on March 18, 1941 in Glen Robbins, Ohio, the daughter of William and Ruth (Shannon) Vorva. Ruthie enjoyed sewing, camping, playing cards, reading, working on puzzles, and collecting recipes and porcelain dolls. Ruthie loved cooking, she will be remembered for her pickled eggs and preparing Christmas breakfast casserole for her family.
Ruthie was a proud foster parent to many infants over the years. On June 25, 1960 in New Boston, she married the love of her life, Donald Shoup, who survives.
Ruthie is also survived by children, Rebecca (David) Tobias, Joseph (Norma Strauss) Shoup, Edna (Wayne) Sheffield, and Anita May Shoup; 17 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren; brother, Robert Vorva, and several nieces and nephews.
Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Sheri Shoup; brothers, William “Jr.” Vorva, Gerald Vorva, and Regis Vorva; and sister-in-law, Pauline Vorva.
Ruthie’s family will receive friends on Friday, Feb. 14, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Williams-Gores Funeral Home, where the Rosary will be prayed at 7:30 p.m.
Ruthie’s funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, 11 a.m. at Revive Bible Church, Pastor Bernard Blair officiating. Burial will take place in East Hickory Corners Cemetery.
Memorial contributions to Revive Bible Church or the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan will be appreciated. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Ruthie’s family.

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