Steve's sweet Grandma passed away in her sleep Wednesday night, June 30th. She was 96 years old. We all called her Grandma Ruth.
When I first met her after Steve and I were married, almost 17 years ago, I was so surprised by her humor and quick wit. I had heard many stories from Steve about how his Grandma used to sit and play chess or other board games with him. She was always willing to play on the kids' levels. That was still true when she met our children. She would get down on the floor with them when she could. And they would get her undivided attention.
These family pictures were taken in 2005 when we were able to take a trip to Kansas to visit. We were pretty sure it would be the last time we would see her alive. Her health was declining by then.
Grandma Ruth and Nathan 2001
Grandma Ruth and Chloe 2001
We will miss Grandma Ruth, but we are so happy for her to be out of pain.