Schoonover, Ruth

Posted in Obituaries

Ruth M. Schoonover, 93 of Adrian, Mich., died Aug. 25, 2014, at Charlotte Stephenson Manor in Adrian.

Ruth was born July 28, 1921, in Wauseon, Ohio, one of the 14 children of Sidney and Bertha (Apple) Shipman.  After graduating from Fulton Centralized High School, she earned a bachelor’s degree from Central Missouri State and a master’s degree from Michigan State University.

On Nov. 28, 1940, Ruth was married to Rev. Modie Schoonover in Wauseon, Ohio.  

Ruth retired from Madison Schools where she taught business courses for many years. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and the Michigan Education Association. 

She is survived by her siblings, June Balentine of Indiana; Marjory Clark of Florida; Freda Morgan of Hastings, Mich.; Don Shipman and Philip Shipman, both of Delta, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by brothers, Vernon, Alva, Alvin, Sidney and Marvin Shipman; and sisters, Dorothy Elton, Betty Hazlett, and Phyllis Mock.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at the Adrian First Church of the Nazarene, with Dr. David Fulks and Reverends Michael Dunson and Larry Betz officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Delta, Ohio.  Visitation is scheduled from 10 a.m. until the time of the service Saturday at the church.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Adrian First Church of the Nazarene.  Arrangements were made by Wagley Funeral Home.

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