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Ruth Clover


Ruth Clover, 86, of 106 Old Friends Lane, Shelby, NC, was joyfully received into the loving arms of Jesus and her family and friends gone before on November 2, 2017. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Henry, and three sons: Thomas of Denville, NJ, David of Sioux City, IA, and Stephen of Shelby, NC.

Born in Paterson, NJ, Ruth spent most of her life in Passaic County before moving to Shelby, NC in 2012. Her life was centered in raising three sons in the fear and nurture of the Lord and service in the church – choir singing, piano playing, and serving as a secretary in Central Reformed Church in Paterson, NJ. She also enjoyed reading, knitting, crocheting, bowling and cross-word puzzles. Her working career spanned 25 years as a secretary in the Paterson, NJ school system, primarily at John F. Kennedy High School in Paterson. She was a member of the Preakness Valley United Reformed Church in Wayne, NJ before moving to Shelby under the care of family. At the time of her passing into glory she was a member of the McBrayer Springs Presbyterian Church in Shelby, NC.

Daughter of the late Rev. Walter H. and Elizabeth A. MacMillan, she also leaves behind six grandchildren: Laura, Daniel, Joseph, Heather, Brendan and Breanna, and five great grandchildren: Eli, Dylanee, Paislee. Ruthee, and Sonora.

Funeral Services will be provided by Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, NJ. Visitation for family and friends will be on Friday, Nov. 10th at 2:00 to 4.00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. The Funeral Service will also be at Vander May at 11:00 AM on Saturday, Nov. 11th, with interment at the Laurel Grove Cemetery, 295 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ. A reception luncheon will follow at the Preakness Valley United Reformed Church, 480 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ.

Memorials may be sent to the Christian Health Care Center, 301 Sicomac Avenue, Wyckoff, NJ 07481 and the Preakness Valley United Reformed Church, 480 Valley Road, Wayne, NJ 07470.

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I'm so sorry for your lost.Grandma was a wonderful woman. And will be missed very much. I loved like my own grandma. My thoughts and prayers are with your family

Lisa Bumgarner

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