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Life Story / Obituary
Ruth Woolpert (DeNise)
1/14/1931 – 12/19/2020
Ruth (89) passed away peacefully on December 19, 2020 into the arms of her Savior and Lord whom she served her entire life.
She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, William (Bill); her children Martha (Mike) Morris of Indio, CA, and Nancy (Pete) DeMink of Richland, MI; 5 grandchildren Cory and Holly Hooper, Billy, Kaylee and Casey DeMink.
Ruth graduated Creston High School in 1949. She studied piano and organ. At age 18 she accepted a position as staff organist for Berean Baptist Church where she served for 28 years. During that time she developed her own radio program, Keyboard Melodies, on WLAV. She served as organist for the Children’s Bible Hour radio program, accompanist for Diadem Records and the Robert Hughs Chorale. Her distinctive organ style was well known in West Michigan. She was also staff organist for Calvary Church for 20 years and Trinity Baptist Church for 12 years.
She was organist for a number of West Michigan campaigns including Cornerstone University, John Guest Crusades, Gull Lake and Maranatha conferences. As a teacher of organ and piano, she shared her techniques with private students and served on the music faculty of Cornerstone University.
A private family memorial has already been held. A public memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions to either Rest Haven Homes or Faith Hospice are appreciated. To share a memory or photo, or to sign her guestbook, visit www.heritagelifestory.com