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Life Story / Obituary
Age 81, died September 22, 2016 in Kalamazoo. Ruth was born April 19, 1935 in Mendota, the daughter of Fred and Opal (Payne) Bedient. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Richard J. Havener in April of this year. She and Richard “Dick” lived in Detroit, Garden City, Clinton and lastly Kalamazoo. Surviving are 4 sons: Rick (Ann) Havener, David (Donna) Havener, Michael (Carol) Havener and Todd Havener; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Ruth’s only brother, Fred Bedient, also survives along with many nieces and nephews. Cremation took place with private burial at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. A luncheon will held Friday, October 7, 2016, 12 noon at the Life Story Center. Please visit Ruth’s personal web page at www.betzlerfuneralhome.com where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial donations may be made to SPF (Spastic Paraplegia Foundation). Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive; Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900