Ruth Hontz, age 96, of Adrian, passed away April 10, 2018, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility.
She was born on July 9, 1921, in Berlin, Germany, the oldest child of Friedrich and Elisabeth Lehmann. On July 26, 1947, Ruth married Staff Sgt. Homer Hontz of Schickshinny, PA. They spent 25 years raising their family in St. Clair Shores, MI before retiring to the family farm in PA for another 25 years. Her husband preceded her in death after 53 years of marriage. Ruth then moved to Adrian for another 17 years. Ruth was a faithful member of the First United Methodist Church in St. Clair Shores, MI. and Faith United Methodist Church in Wapwallopen, PA.
Ruth is survived by her son George (Nancy) Hontz of Adrian,MI.; daughter Marlene (Richard) Hontz of Moncure, NC; grandchildren Jeffrey of Winston-Salem, NC and Jessica of Renton, WA.; and brother Gunter Lehmann of Berlin Germany. Besides her husband, Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lydia, and infant daughter, Heidi. Ruth’s family would like to thank Brookdale Adrian, ComForcare, Lenawee Medical Care Facility, and Hospice of Lenawee for their special care during her last years in Adrian.
Visitation for Ruth will be held on Sunday, April 15, 2018, from 2-5 p.m. at Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian. A private burial will be held in Slocum Cemetery, Slocum Township, Pennsylvania.
You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans (www.dav.org). Envelopes are available at the Anderson-Marry Funeral Home, Adrian.