Thursday, August 13, 2009

Aunt Ruth

Got a call today from Mary E. Geib to tell me that her Mom died this afternoon. It's only been a little while since Uncle Fritz died - Ruth didn't want to go on without him.

She died at the assisted living facility, Traverse Manor - Fritz died there too. Mary said the staff at Traverse Manor has been marvelous in every way.

Rick called also to let me know of Ruth's death, It feels like the end of an era. The only member of my Mother's immediate family who is still living is her sister Aunt Eleanor, who has lived in California for years and years.

The death notice lists her as Ruth Caroline Geib - her maiden name is Hintz. I think that's important, too.

Geib, Ruth Caroline

RUTH CAROLINE GEIB, 91, of Traverse City, died Thursday afternoon, Aug. 13, 2009, in Traverse City.

Cremation has taken place.

The family has entrusted the Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center with funeral arrangements.