Ruth Tackett

September 1, 1922 - March 16, 2017
Kalamazoo, MI



Saturday, April 1, 2017
11:00 AM EDT
Kalamazoo Missionary Church
5045 E. Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49048

A luncheon will follow in the church hall.

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At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

Alzheimer's Association - Michigan Great Lakes Chapter
200 Turwill Ln Suite 6
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
(269) 342-1482
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Below is the contact information for a florist recommended by the funeral home.

1830 S. Westnedge
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
(269) 349-4961
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Life Story / Obituary


Ruth Evelyn Tackett, 94, was called home on March 16, 2017, by Jesus to be with her four babies, who preceded her in death: Leilani (Leon) Mendoza, Cecil (Gloria) Tackett, Charles (Kimberly) Tackett and Carla (Robert) Hostetler. She was born to Robert and Bertha Snell on September 12, 1922. She was also preceded in death by her husbands (Charles and Cecil Tackett). She is survived by three daughters: Pamela (James) Ballard, Marilyn (Kenneth) Hostetler and Terri Ballard; 26 grandchildren; and many great grandchildren. She was an amazing, strong woman, who did anything and everything for her family. She will be missed more than anyone can even imagine. Services will be held on April 1, 2017, at Kalamazoo Missionary Church (5045 E. Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI 49048) at 11:00 a.m. Luncheon will follow. Please visit Ruth’s personal memory page at where you can archive a favorite memory or photo and sign her guestbook. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association. Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900