Jean Ann Ruhl

Jean Ann Ruhl, age 91, of Clinton, Mich. passed away peacefully on Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 at Cambrian Assisted Living in Tecumseh. She was born on May 17, 1929 in Battle Creek, Mich., the daughter of the late Richard G. and Ruth H. (Francis) Williams. On October 3, 1948, she married Harold L. Ruhl and they shared over 71 years together before his death on August 15, 2020.

Jean was a member of the Macon United Methodist Church in Macon, Mich. and the United Methodist Women. She was employed at Boysville in Macon for 25 years and retired there in 1993. Jean was a woman of faith and a servant of the Lord. She was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed golf, playing pool, camping, gardening, music, especially playing the piano and loved her home and farm.

Jean is survived by two children; Harold “Rick” (Diana) Ruhl of Tecumseh, Mich. and Lorraine (Tony) McCracken of Cookeville, Tenn.; brother, William (Darlene) Williams of East Leroy, Mich.; five grandchildren, Ryan (Rebecca Wenger) Ruhl, of Commerce, Mich., Dawn (Ben Mosley) Taylor, of Nashville, Tenn., Max (Julia Golden) Luegge, of Cookeville, Tenn., Brent (Linda) Velandra, of Commerce, Mich., and Krista (Rob Tuck) Velandra of Tecumseh, Mich.; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Harold, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Eleanor McIntosh and Janet Himebaugh; brother-in-law, Gary Himebaugh; and a son-in-law, Rodger Luegge.

A joint memorial service for Harold and Jean will take place at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at their family farm in Macon with Rev. Bill Face officiating. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until time of the service at the farm. Inurnment will follow in Macon Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee. Arrangements are under the care of the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes.  Condolences may be offered to the family at


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