Ruth Wiggins

March 4, 1935 — October 18, 2020

Ruth Wiggins

Ruth Arlene Wiggins, age 85, of Alma, MI, passed away Sunday, October 18, 2020, at Masonic Pathways surrounded by her family's love.

A private family graveside service will be held Tuesday October 20, 2020 at Oak Grove Cemetery with Ruth's son-in-law Lloyd Carter, officiating. Ruth will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband Doug.

Ruth was born in Holt, Michigan on March 4, 1935, the daughter of Earl Frederick and Florence (Bale) Wheeler. After the death of her mother in 1939, she was raised by her aunt and uncle, Ed and Goldie Fry. She attended Holt Public Schools.  On November 8, 1994, Ruth married Douglas James Wiggins in Stanton, MI. They enjoyed 19 years of marriage prior to his death in 2013.

Ruth was a dedicated homemaker and loved her family. She enjoyed flowers, family pictures, and her dog. During her 6 years at the Masonic Pathways, Ruth's sweet disposition caused her to be adored by her nurses.

Ruth is survived by 6 children:  Angela Pollok (Lloyd) Carter of Greenwood, LA, Kenneth Hollenbaugh, Jr. of SC, John (Monica) Hollenbaugh of Cedar Springs, Les Hollenbaugh of Stanton, Tina Hollenbaugh (Vince) Denman, of Stanton, and Robert Hollenbaugh of Sheridan; 12 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, husband Doug Wiggins, daughter Viva Pollok Williams, granddaughter Tammy, and 8 brothers and sisters.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice 1320 Waldo Ave. Suite 300, Midland, MI 48642. Online condolences may be made at The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, Michigan.

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