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Ruth Marie Bender-Miller

December 1, 1955 ~ July 14, 2022 (age 66)


Bender-Miller, Ruthie

Pinckney, MI


Her Legacy… Ruth Bender-Miller, 66, passed away July 14, 2022.  She was born on December 1, 1955, in Flint, Michigan to Charles Raymond Bender and Josephine (Bernethy) Bender. Ruthie married her loving husband Richard Miller on August 19, 1999, in Whitmore Lake, Michigan. She was a 1974 graduate from Brighton High School, and retired from working at University of Michigan after 37 years. Ruthie was known as “The Queen of Livingston County.” She loved everybody that she met with her brand of generous, forgiving, selfless love. She was an avid volunteer for a number of different charities and organizations, including Meals on Wheels, the LE.T.S. transportation, and was the chair for many children’s events. In addition, she loved to “pay forward” a meal for someone. Ruthie was very active, and enjoyed many hobbies such as golfing, boating, bowling, spending time at the beach, and shopping (especially for jewelry and clothes). She always looked put together and well matched wherever she went. Most of all, Ruthie loved spending time with her family. She will be greatly missed by all who had the luxury of knowing her.

Her Family… Ruthie will be missed by her husband Rich Miller; her son Patrick (PJ) Kubacz; step-sons, Michael (Carolyn) Miller and Jeffrey (Karen) Miller; siblings, Randi Johnson (Kim Briscoe), Raymond Bender, and Laura (Jim) Hawkins; brother in-law Don Johnson; sister in-law Karen Bender; nieces and nephews, Natalie (Michael) Cochenhour, Taylor Bender, Wade (Ashley) Hawkins, Logan Bender, Kyle (Macy) Hawkins, and Grant Hawkins; great nieces and nephew, Sophia, Mackenzie, and Asher. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Charles and Josephine Bender.

Her Farewell… Ruthie’s family and friends will gather Monday, July 18, 2022, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel in Hamburg, Michigan. Her Community Farewell will be held on Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 11:00am (10am gathering). Memorial contributions are suggested to Livingston County Wildlife Conservation Club Children’s Events or to Whitmore Lake Rod and Gun Club Children’s Events. Please leave a message of comfort for Ruthie’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign her guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Gathering of Family and Friends
July 18, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
July 19, 2022

11:00 AM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

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