Ruth Moritz, 96, passed away on Friday, July 21

Ruth Moritz, 96, of Benton Harbor, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017 at home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 1 PM on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph, MI. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from noon until the time of the services. As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to Berrien County Cancer Service. Those wishing to send a condolence or sign the guest book online may do so at

Ruth was born on September 22, 1920 to the late Fred and Abbie Wright. On April 9, 1949 she married Bennie Moritz in Benton Township. Ruth enjoyed reading, crocheting and spending time with her family.

She is survived by her children, Lois Johnson, Rose (Ed) Kovar and Pam (Theodore) Durden; sister, Lois Abbott; fourteen grandchildren; twenty eight great-grandchildren and eight great great-grandchildren. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bennie; children, Gerald Swears and Jean Potter and siblings, Henrietta, Mattie, Floyd, Lavern, Bethel, Calvin and Kenneth.

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