of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Ypsilanti, age 97, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Chelsea Retirement Community. She was born April 18, 1921 in Estherville, Iowa, the daughter of Elmer C. & Mae (Eisenhower) Jackson.
Ruth lived in Ypsilanti for about 50 years until she moved to the Garden Apartments of Chelsea Retirement Community in the 1990s. Ruth was an active member of First United Methodist Churches in Ypsilanti and Chelsea, where she participated in the United Methodist Women and taught Sunday School for many years. She was a former President and active member of PEO. Most importantly, she was a devoted wife and mother.
On Oct. 10, 1944, she married John Thomas Wescott in Estherville, Iowa, and he preceded her in death in 1987. Survivors include two sons, Jack (Linda) Wescott of Nashville, IN, Bill (Susie) Wescott of Chelsea; a daughter, Ruth Ann (Charles) Fifield of Somerset Center; 7 grandchildren, Lucas Wescott & Kyle Wescott, Tim Wescott, Casey Wescott, & Betty Wescott Brown, and Amiee Stropich & Scott Fifield; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles & Robert Jackson.
A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held Thursday, July 4, 10:30 am, at Chelsea Retirement Community. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Memorial contributions may be made to Chelsea First United Methodist Church or the UMRC Foundation. Arrangements were entrusted to Cole Funeral Chapel.