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Crandell ruth obit22

Service Information

Ruth Arlene (Porterfield) Crandell

Visitation: Saturday, April 16 from 1:30 - 2:30 PM at Grand Rapids International Fellowship followed by the service
Service: 2:30 Saturday, April 16, at Grand Rapids International Fellowship, 3765 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Cemetery: Floral View Memorial Gardens, Grandville
Memorials: Grand Rapids International Fellowship, 3765 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI,  49508

or Gideons International, 1057 Cottage Grove St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

or Trans World Radio, 3760 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548


The service will be live-streamed and can be viewed by clicking on this link  grand rapids international fellowship - YouTube



Ruth (Porterfield) Crandell was born January 12, 1930 in Lansing, MI to George and Ada (Walters) Porterfield. Ruth was a member of Grand Rapids International Fellowship, a church of the Nazarene. She went to be with Jesus April 11, 2022.  Ruth married Richard Crandell September 10, 1960 in Lansing. She was a faithful, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Ruth was graduated from JW Sexton High School in 1947 and as a Registered Nurse from Sparrow Hospital School of Nursing in 1951, both in Lansing. She served 46 faithful years in the nursing profession. Ruth loved her Lord, family, church and friends. She enjoyed traveling (eight different countries and several states,) reading, music and bowling. She is survived by her husband, Richard; son, Michael; daughters, Faith (Gary) Heffernan and Lisa (Ray) Bell; grandchildren, Jeremy (Amanda) Crandell, Jason (Arrianne) Crandell, Jason (Jennifer) Heffernan, Alyssa (Stephen) Smith, Autumn (Marcus) Zahran, Raymond (Rachel) Van Putten, Kasey (Michael) DeHoog, Madi and Kaelyn Bell; seven great-grandchildren-Bryce, Adelyn and Ellasyn Heffernan, Lauren Smith, Hannah and Hope Crandell, Ellie Mae DeHoog; and many nieces and nephews. Other survivors include sisters-in-law, Dorothy Smith, Joyce Numerick and Patsy Crandell. Ruth's parents; brother, Wesley (Doris) Porterfield and sister, Doris (Harold) Cole, preceded her in death.  Funeral services will be at Grand Rapids International Fellowship, 3765 Kalamazoo Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI, Saturday, April 16 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Craig Dillman officiating. Visitation is one hour prior to the service. Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. is providing funeral services with burial in Floral View Memorial Gardens in Grandville. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grand Rapids International Fellowship, Gideons International or Trans World Radio.


1095 68TH ST SE
# Dawn Roy Culllison 2022-04-14 16:11
R.I.P Aunt Ruth . You will be greatly missed by all . You are & always be a wonderful woman. God truely has another Angel . Sing with the Choir beautiful .
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