Obituaries

Irma Ruth De Witt, 92

GRANGEVILLE: Irma Ruth De Witt passed away on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at the age of 92.
Ruth or Ruthie as her family called her, was born on September 25, 1928 to her parents Loyd Minton and Dora (McNary) Minton on a farm in Independence, MO. the youngest of 6 children.

She attended a one room county school 1st – 8th grade and graduated from Blue Springs High School, Independence MO in 1946. She was so excited every year on January 1st to watch the Rose Parade to see her alma mater High School Band playing.

Ruthie moved to San Diego, CA area in 1957 with her mother, to be near her sister Lois (Minton) Benninger and her family. Her career was in the Insurance Industry until retiring in 1980.
She married Tom De Witt in 1968 and they moved to Northern CA in 1980 and to Cottonwood, ID in 1996. There they had a ranch and raised lambs and sheep which she dearly loved. They divorced in 2000 and she moved to Grangeville, ID.

Ruthie was very active at Grangeville Community Church where she attended since moving there.
Her smile and positive upbeat personality were contagious along with her loving heart.

She leaves behind her nieces Karen (Benninger) Kiernan, Evonne (Minton) Sherer, Cheryl (Minton) Mikusch, Connie Minton and her nephews Kent Minton, Mark Minton and many great nieces and nephews who all dearly loved her and a host of good friends. We were all blessed to have her in our lives.

Anytime you see a lamb, or the seasons change, think of her with love.

No services are scheduled at this time. Arrangements are under the direction of the Blackmer Funeral Home, Grangeville.

Condolences to the family of Irma Ruth De Witt, 92

  • Evonne Sherer says:

    She was my favorite aunt by far. When my grandmother and her would come to visit us from California she always brought us coloring books or games. She always got on the floor and played with us. Such good memories

  • Georgia and Ed Towers says:

    Ruthie was a very special woman and brought much joy and happiness to those of us who knew her when we lived in Chula Vista, CA. Her beautiful smile shall never be forgotten. How we loved her special stories, told with a way that brought them to life to young and old alike. We feel sure Ruthie is in heaven and received a “Well done, my good and faithful servant”.

  • Lori Cox says:

    So very sorry to hear of Ruth’s passing. She was such a kind soul. I got to know her through Chloe McCulley. They had so much fun together through the years. What a beautiful lady she was. Rest in peace dear Ruth ~ you deserve it!!

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