Ruth Muhlbeier

Thursday, December 13, 2018
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Ruth Jabs Muhlbeier was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 22, 1926 to Adolph and Mary Jabs. She died Nov. 30, 2018. The family lived in Lodge Grass and St. Xavier.

She met Ray Muhlbeier and married on Feb. 11, 1945. They had four children: Wilma, Wanda, Margey and Ken. In 1955, Ray’s job with the railroad moved them to Pasco, Washington.

Music was a major part of her life and she played in many bands. Ruth was the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church in Pasco for 50 years.

Her husband, daughter Wanda, son-in-law Carl and brother Robert preceded her in death.

Her survivors include: children Wilma (Doug) Gardener, Margey (Ben) Dayley and Ken (Kathy) Muhlbeier; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Siblings Reiny, Jake, Ed, Harry, Katherine, Bill Jabs and Dorthy Heitzman.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 and she was laid to rest in Pasco.