Ruth Caroline Howell Ware Obituary, 2018

Ruth C. Ware, 87, of Alanson is resting in peace today as she died at home surrounded by her loving family.

Ruth grew up on the family farm in Topinabee, Michigan, where they are known for their horse trail riding business named “Howell’s Riding Stable”. She attended school in Pellston. She was a factory worker and worked both at Barnem Brothers Fiber Company and Circuit Control in Petoskey, Michigan. She was well liked by her co-workers. In 1966 she married Elroy Ware in Bear Lake. She also spent time on the Burt Township Resort Community mowing lawns. Ruth enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening in her earlier years.

Ruth was most known for her love and sacrifice to animals of all kinds. She died at home with her cat “Snowden” at her side.

She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Howell and her sister Thelma Ranville, both of Topinabee, Michigan. Her nephew Jim Ranville of Colorado and Nephew Donald (Mary) Howell of Alanson. Great Nephews and Niece Tyler, Justin, and Hannah Howell of Alanson.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elroy J. Ware of Bear Lake. Her parents Hedwig and William Howell of Topinabee, MI as well as her sister Eleen Rose Howell and her brother William Donald Howell.

Services for Ruth will be held at the Lintz Funeral Home on Friday, January 12, with visitation beginning at 10am, and a funeral at 12pm. The Rev. Dave Gearhart will be officiating. There will be a luncheon to follow at the Berean Bible Church in Topinabee.

Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution is encouraged to donate to the family at this time.

Friends and family are welcome to share memorials and offer condolences online at

The family was served by the Lintz Funeral Home.


Source:  Petoskey News-Review (MI) – Thursday, January 11, 2018


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