Ruth Cutler, 95

cutlerRuth Elizabeth Cutler passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Bickford Cottage in Portage.
Ruth was born May 9, 1921, in Batavia Township, Branch County, a daughter of Alex and Kate (Nelson) McCrary.
Ruth worked for many years as a receptionist in physicians’ offices and retired as a pharmacy clerk from Upjohn Company in 1990.
On Sept. 1, 1951, she married Leon P. “Dutch” Cutler, and enjoyed 59 years of a happy family life together. She loved to spend time doing things with her family and friends and always made them a priority in her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and a sister, Madge Parker.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law Joetta and David Cherry of Sturgis; grandchildren Chata Cherry and Tobi (Adam) Gaff of Portage; a nephew, Dennis (Judy) Parker of Three Rivers; and her loyal cat, Trixie.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Bickford Cottage in Portage. A second memorial will be held in the spring at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Battle Creek, where she will be laid to rest with her husband.
Memorials may be directed to Hospice Care of SW Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007; or Kalamazoo Humane Society, 4239 S. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008.

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