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Ruth Lucille Guc (Moody)

May 7, 1926 — April 18, 2020

93, of Cass City, died peacefully Saturday, April 18, 2020 in McLaren Bay Region, Bay City. Sadly, due to Covid 19 restrictions on hospital visitation, her family was physically unable to be with her but instead sustained her with their constant prayers. She was born May 7, 1926 in Killbuck, OH to Ulay and Geneva (Neville) Moody. She married John P. Guc, Jr. September 24, 1949. They were married for forty-eight years until his death in December of 1997.

Ruth graduated from Caro High School. She had many interests which included sewing, baking, reading and caring for her flowers. Most importantly, many years ago, her husband John expressed it best when he said that he loved and appreciated her so much. He told his children what a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother she was. Above all, Ruth loved the time spent with her large family and the many beautiful family filled Sunday gatherings. When she became the matriarch of her family, she gave selflessly of her time, patience and most of all her love. As a result, her family considers themselves truly blessed. Her family is humbly thankful to the nursing staff and forever grateful for the years of loving care given by Dr. J. Joseph, Dr. S. Dandamudi and Dr. T. Cherwin.

Ruth is survived by her children: Susan Guc of Bay City; Sheila (Kim) Fritz of North Branch; Sheryl (Steve) Shaw of Decker; Jack (Christina) Guc of Cass City; Sandy (Randy) Kelley of Cass City; James (Caren) Guc of Cass City; grandchildren: Gary (Tris) Fritz, Brian (Jessica) Fritz, Mark (Holly) Shaw, Lisa (Jason) Miller, Brent (Megan) Shaw, Sara Eisinger, Eli (Alyssa) Kelley, Nicole (fiancé, Brandon Horne) Kelley, Kirsten Guc, Hudson Guc; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Louise Long, sister-in-law, Agathe Moody. She was preceded in death by her husband, John; grandson, John Guc IV; brother, George Moody; sister-in-law, Julie Witkovsky; brother-in-law, Stephen Guc.

Private family graveside service will be held at her grave in Novesta Township Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be made to Rawson Memorial Library, 6495 Pine St., Cass City, MI 48726. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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Novesta Township Cemetery

2895 Cemetery Rd
Cass City, MI 48726

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