Ruth Young, 90

Ruth A. Young, 90, of Kalamazoo, and formerly of Parchment and Sturgis, passed away on July 23, 2010.

Ruth was born Dec. 16, 1919, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter of Arthur and Norma (Seaman) Steffee.

She grew up in Sturgis and was a long time resident of Parchment. She worked for 10 years as a nurse’s aide at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

Ruth was involved with her children’s activities and was a member of the Parchment Mother’s Study Group and served as a leader for the Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts.

On May 16, 1943, she was married in Colorado to Walter M. Young, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are three children, Walter M. Young “Marty” and wife Cathy of Pittsboro, NC, Peggy L. Zura and husband Joseph of Norton Shores, Mich., and Jeanne M. Young of New Orleans, La.; two granddaughters, Steffanie L. Young and husband Scott of Sachse, Texas and Mary Catherine Zura of New Orleans, La.; three great-grandchildren, Sarah E., Savannah E. and Scarlette E. Young, all of Texas; numerous nieces and nephews.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Donald Keith Steffee.

Graveside services for interment of cremated remains will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Ft. Custer National Cemetery with Borgess Medical Center Chaplain Rev. Patricia Catellier officiating.

Those wishing to attend the graveside service please meet in the funeral cortege assembly area by 10:45 a.m. on Wednesday. All are invited to attend a luncheon following the graveside service at Parchment United Methodist Church, 225 Glendale Blvd.

The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ruth’s memory be made to a charity of your choice.

Please visit to leave a condolence to the family.

Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. (269) 343-1508.

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