Obituary: Ruthie Glover, 89, of Hart

November 29, 2022

Ruth Glover

Obituary: Ruthie Glover, 89, of Hart

Ruthie (Kokx) Glover, 89, of Hart, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on November 26, 2022. Ruthie was born March 21, 1933, in Hart, to Merlin and Frances Kokx.

Ruthie graduated from Marywood Academy in Grand Rapids. She was employed by Hart Public Schools for many years, and was a lifetime member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in Weare Township, where she volunteered endless hours.  Her deep faith aided her through all of life’s surprises, even the ones self-inflicted by marrying the neighbor boy, building a home between both sets of parents, and raising a large family.

She enjoyed sewing (especially quilts for each grandchild), cooking, serving (and praying) for others, family, more family, and holding babies.  Her family photo albums alone kept Kodak in business for years.  She loved her parish family, and the challenge of getting Alan to attend every potluck. Her daily routine included sending greeting cards to everyone she ever knew to show how special they were to her.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Merlin and Frances Kokx; brothers, Jim, Mike, and Tom; and sister, Mary Ann (Merten).

She is survived by: her husband of 69 years, Alan Glover; brother, Bob (Junita); sister, Pearl (Joe) Miller; 10 children, David, Marie (Dean), Jean, Jim (Kelly), Burt (Marcia), Mark (Tami), Amy (Charles), Kathy (Steve), Ken (Pam), Karen (Phil); sisters-in-law, Patricia Hand, and Judy Bailey; 31 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and many more to come.

Obviously, God heard about her fabulous pies made with real lard, and called her home, wanting to try one himself.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m., Friday, December 2, 2022, at St. Joseph Weare Catholic Church, 2380 W. Jackson Rd, with Father Charles Brown presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Interment will follow in Mt. Cavalry Cemetery, afterwards a luncheon will be held at the St. Joseph Parish Hall, 2349 W. Jackson Rd, Hart.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The St. Joseph Altar Society.

Beacon Cremation & Funeral Service, King-Hart Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.