In loving memory of

Ruth Elizabeth Bennetts
October 16, 1923 - January 30, 2020

Bennetts, Mrs.

Ruth Elizabeth

North Muskegon, Michigan

Mrs. Ruth Elizabeth Bennetts, age 96, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2020. She was born in Muskegon, MI on October 16, 1923 to Arthur & Lora (Zorn) Peterson and married to Henwood James Garfield Bennets on June 28, 1941. Mrs. Bennetts had been employed as a custodian, crossing guard & matron for Mona Shores Public Schools for over 30 years. Ruth was a past member of Woodmere Church of God where she was a music director, enjoyed singing in the choir, and taught Sunday School for years. She also enjoyed, sewing, crocheting and playing the organ.


Sons, Norbert (Gail) Bennetts, Thomas (Joni) Bennetts, Randy Bennetts; daughter, Garlinda (John) Traxler; 26 grandchildren, 65 great grandchildren & several great great grandchildren; several nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Jim, son, Robert, sisters, Evelyn & Lois; brother, Robert.


Friday, February 7, 2020, 11:00 AM with visitation one hour prior to the service at Community United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy Williams officiating. Internment in Sunrise Memorial Gardens. MEMORIAL: Harbor Hospice. Please visit to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.

Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon


Sue Zack wrote on Feb 4, 2020:

"Ruth was a wonderful presence for many years at Mona Shores High School where her tireless and faithful service to students was appreciated by all. I will always remember that her spirituality and love of the Lord shone through her tasks and caring treatment of everyone she met. Prayers for her family at this time. Ruth?s life was one well-lived!"

Janis Milliron wrote on Feb 3, 2020:

"I will always remember Ruth as "Grandma Bennetts" - the sweet lady at Woodmere who always had a hug and a smile to share. Thinking of you all during this time. Janie (Jackson) Milliron"

Georgia Brandenburg wrote on Feb 1, 2020:

"What a dear sweet woman Ruth was, memories from when I attended Mona Shores where she worked and then later at church of God. Remember our ladies group meetings where she was always the life of the group. Her hosting youth group activities and especially the good bye party for Ken and Kris Fitch when they were leaving to become missionaries. Prayers for the family as they rejoice in knowing this special woman is reunited with the love of her life and resting in the arms of her savior. Georgia and Ron Brandenburg"