Ruth V. Pleaugh

Thursday, November 14, 2013 from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm
St. Michael Catholic Church, 401 W. Kaye Avenue, Marquette, MI 49855

Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm
St. Michael Catholic Church
Ruth V. Pleaugh,
Marquette - Ruth V. Pleaugh, age 90, of Marquette, entered eternal life Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Marquette General Hospital in the loving care of her family. Born October 24, 1923 in Marquette, a daughter of William and Edna (Olmstead) O'Donnell, Ruth was raised in Marquette and attended the Marquette area schools. She was married to Charles Van Wormer and later Lawrence "Pat" Pleaugh, both of whom preceded her in death. For over 50 years, Ruth owned and operated Pat's Bar on West Washington Street, a Marquette fixture known for its good food. The bar was everything to her and its patrons were like family. In her early years, Ruth enjoyed her camp and snowmobiiling. Survivors include her daughters, Patsy (John) Heliin of Gulf Shores, AL and Susan Lemire of Marquette; a son, Charles "Sandy" Van Wormer of Marquette; her grandchildren, Wendy (Mike) Beacco of Negaunee, Sherry (J.B.) McKenna and Terri Bosher both of Peoria, AZ, Steve (Candi) Heliin of Marquette, Tim (Toni) Heliin of Roscommon, Jill (Doug) Bourdeau and Janet (Todd) Koski both of Marquette, Jason (Kristi) Lemire of Marquette, Jackie Van Wormer of Wausau, WI, Jennifer Van Wormer of Grand Rapids, Charles "JR" (Yuki) Van Wormer of Marquette; 19 great-grandchildren, Elissa, Brittani, Kendall, Jade, Emilee, Nathan, Tarrance, Andy, Beau, Dylan, Ashlee, Trey, Tessa, D.J., Cody, Trevor, Brody, James, and Skye; 4 great great-grandchildren, Autumn, Hayden, Baylie and Aiden; her sisters, Faye Belmore, June (Al) Lane, and Darlene (Don) Swajanen, Ginger (Jon) Dobbs, Nancy Newport, and Raymond Quinnell; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. In addition to her parents and husbands, Ruth was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Rachael Beacco and Angel Van Wormer; sisters, Loretta, Vivian, and Donna; and brothers, Patrick and John. The family will receive relatives and friends at St. Michael Catholic Church on Thursday, November 14, beginning at 11:00 am. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday afternoon with Rev. Michael Chenier, officiating. A reception will follow in the St. Michael Parish Center. Burial will be made in the Holy Cross Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Janzen House. The Fassbender Funeral Home is serving the family, where condoelnces may be expressed online at www.fassbenderfuneralhome.com



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Sandy, Patsy and Sue am so sorry for the passing of your Mom. I have many fond memories of times shared with her. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. - 11.11.2013

From Cheryl Beaudry - Flag as inappropriate

so sorry to here about Ruthy. she was such a wonderful lady. she allways made us laught.all ways had a funny story to tell us. we will miss her. - 11.11.2013

From frank and robin billings - Flag as inappropriate

We are really sorry to hear about Ruthy,she was a beautiful person and her passing is a real loss to all who knew her - 11.12.2013

From From Gregg & Linda Thiel - Flag as inappropriate

Suzie and family, so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and the family are in our thoughts during this time. Jerry and Heather Beard - 11.12.2013

From Heather Beard - Flag as inappropriate

To the Family of Ruth Pleaugh: I was saddened to learn of Ruth's passing. She was a gentle lady. My time getting to know her was short;yet I liked her. My prayers are with your family. Jane Petrocik, HHA II Arcadia - 11.12.2013

From Jane Petrocik - Flag as inappropriate

You will be missed. Rest in peace. I also know that Robert Frazier will be up there waiting for you. Love you, McCormick - 11.12.2013

From John McCormick - Flag as inappropriate

Sandy, God bless you and your family on the loss of your mother. You were blessed to have her in your life. - 11.13.2013

From Ron and Linda Berg - Flag as inappropriate

We were so sorry to her about Ruth's passing. She was a special friend and a wonderful lady. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. - 11.13.2013

From Eileen Suvanto and Family - Flag as inappropriate

I will miss seeing you Grama when I come home. I will miss all of your adorable sayings like "Doodly Doo" and complimenting all the grandaughters on on our cute slippers (shoes). Also telling all the grandsons how tall and handsome they are getting. It won't be the same without you at home. Your soft little cheeks I liked to kiss when I saw you. There will never be a cuteheart like my Grama. Love you - 11.13.2013

From Terri Bosher - Flag as inappropriate

Received the news from Star and am so sorry Ruth is gone. We, Howard and I, loved her very much, and I will miss them both. Thank you Suzy. I love you all. - 11.13.2013

From Vivian Quantz - Flag as inappropriate

Suzy- you may not remember me, but you know my mom and dad (Emma and Don Miller). I met your mom a few times and Always felt welcomed by her and I think she is a wonderful person. My mom thinks highly of her and so did my dad. My mom will miss her greatly. Prayers to you and your family. Lisa (Miller) Bergs. - 11.13.2013

From Lisa Bergs - Flag as inappropriate

Sorry for your loss, during the years our company was at the old Ford garage we had many jaunts across the street for burgers and fries with gravy along with good conversation from Ruthy when she was there. She was always funny and very bright, but tough when she needed to be. Peace to her and the family. - 11.14.2013

From Dave Aro - Flag as inappropriate

susie, janet, jill, and family, so sorry for your loss, love you guys... jimmer - 11.15.2013

From jim swenor - Flag as inappropriate

Sorry to hear about aunt Ruth, will keep the family in our thoughts. love Joanne & Ken. - 11.15.2013

From Joanne & Ken Barrett - Flag as inappropriate

Susy I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was an awesome lady and will be missed by . She has gone to be with my brother Don. :) Please know you are in our prayers. - 11.19.2013

From Gayle(Burdick) Cuff - Flag as inappropriate