Bishop, Ruth E., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014, at Magnum Care of Saginaw. Age 65 years. Ruth Elaine Schmidt was born April 9, 1948, on the family farm in Freeland, Michigan, to the late Burt W. and Clara M. (Muehlenbeck) Schmidt. Surviving are her two children, Donna (Wayne) Molda, Charles Bishop; two granddaughters, Christy Bishop and Shanon (Alexander) Villegas; grandson, Christopher Rose and five great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Barbara Holford, Sandra Holford, Michael (Phyllis) Schmidt, Virginia Cotter, Emily (Raymond) Allison, Melissa Schmidt, Bert (Sally) Schmidt, and Donna Schmidt; many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Albert Pierce and her sister, Mary Muehlenbeck. In accordance with Ruth’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family committal will follow at a later date. Memories and sympathies of Ruth may be shared with the family on her memorial website at