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Ruth Johnson

December 12, 1934 May 1, 2020
Ruth Johnson
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Obituary for Ruth Johnson

Ruth Eloise (Maynard) Johnson was born to Margia Marie (Dean) and Lyle Edmund Maynard on December 12, 1934 in Forester Township, Michigan, and died peacefully after 85 years of life on May 1st, 2020 in Novi, Michigan, of natural causes.

She raised four children in Livonia, Michigan, with husband David Miller, and subsequently married Richard Johnson. Some of her fondest years of life were during high school in Deckerville, Michigan, and her years in Livonia where she was active in the Livonia Civic Chorus, St. Maurice Catholic Church, and other bowling and social groups. She had a long career in the retail industry including managing stores of women’s fashion for Winkelman’s in the Detroit metro area. Her eye for style extended to the home where she created beautiful home environments continually through the end of her life.

Ruth is survived by her four children and their spouses: Corrine Bobowski (Ken), Theresa Shrum, Michael Miller (Ron) and Kathleen Buettner (Steve); ten grandchildren: Christopher, Jennifer, Nicole, and Ashley; Amber and Ryan; Joseph and Larry; Anna and Nicolas; and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her five siblings Phyllis, Ardith, Joyce, Cora and Larry, and former husband Richard.

She and her delicious cheesecakes will be missed by all.

Her cremated remains will be buried next to her beloved mother in Forester Township, Michigan, by the beautiful Lake Huron.

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