Ruth Elaine Hoogerhyde


Ruth Elaine Hoogerhyde, age 79, passed away on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at her home in Kokomo. She was born on July 4, 1939, in Oakland County, Michigan, to the late Cecil and Nancy (Cornell) Klein. On Feb. 7, 1959, Ruth was married to the love of her life, Wesley Hoogerhyde, in Romeo, Michigan, and he survives.
Ruth spent most of her life as a homemaker, caring for her husband and children. She enjoyed taking aerial photographs and taking trips to Colorado, where she would do trail riding and rock climbing. She was also an avid fisherman and spent a lot of time fishing in Canada.
In addition to her husband, Wesley, Ruth is survived by her two sons, Mark Hoogerhyde, and Glen (Vanessa) Hoogerhyde; sister, Dorothy Klein; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in passing by a daughter, Kathy Gresley, and several siblings.
Sunset Memory Garden Funeral Home is handling the services for Ruth. There will be a private family service held at a later date.
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