Ruth Muriel Steensma
  • Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the charity of one's choice or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.

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“Such a wonderful women. Ruth was my mom's(Yvonne Wood) cousin. A couple of times a year all the cousins that were in GR would get together for lunch,...Read More »
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“The family will be in our thoughts and prayer at this difficult time and in the coming months. Much love and many blessings to all of you! Doris,...Read More »
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“Ruth was my Sunday School teacher in sixth grade, 1969 - 1970. I knew her for many years after that, even as her pastor's wife for nine years, and I...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cathy MacLeod - Grand Rapids, MI

“my mother & ruths mother were sisters & my father & ruths father were brothers .years ago our familys were back & forth . lots of good memories .i...Read More »
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Mrs. Ruth Muriel Steensma, age 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior Monday, November 19, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney J. Steensma. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, David (Barbara) Steensma, John (Carolyn) Steensma, William (Lucinda) Steensma, and Linda (Juan) Salazar; nine grandchildren, Aaron (Lesley) Steensma, Nathan (Julie) Steensma, Elizabeth Steensma, Thomas (Natalie) Steensma, Sara (Daniel) DeVaun, Kelly (Adam) James, Rebekah (William)Baux, Robert Salazar, Jason (Amber) Salazar, and great grandchildren, Caleb and Caitlyn Steensma, Kendrick and Allison Steensma, Jeremiah and Isaac DeVaun, and Jalen, Vincent and Ariana Salazar, and Isaac and Addison Marsman. Ruth is also survived by her brothers, Norman Brown and Russell (Nancy) Brown; brothers-in-law, Leonard (Bertha) Steensma and Peter Steensma; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and a loving and supportive group of friends and neighbors.

Ruth was born to Russell and Katherine (Van Malsen) Brown in Grand Rapids. She graduated from Union High School. For over 55 years, Ruth attended Burton Heights Christian Reformed Church, where she taught Sunday school. More recently, Ruth attended Twelfth Avenue Christian Reformed Church. Her family wishes to thank the caregivers at Trillium Woods, Faith Hospice for their kind and loving care.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 11 AM, at the Cook Memorial Chapel (east building), 4235 Prairie SW, Grandville. Interment will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet her family Tuesday from 6-8 PM at the Cook Funeral Home (west building) and Wednesday from 10-11 AM prior to her service. Her family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the charity of one's choice or Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.