Thelma ‘Ruth’ (Law) Uplegger
Thelma “Ruth” (Law) Uplegger, 93, Higgins Lake, died Feb. 11, 2017, at Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital.
A memorial service will be held today (Thursday, Feb. 16) at 11 a.m. at Higgins Lake Baptist Church with Pastor Kenneth Marsh officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in Crestview Cemetery, Markey Township, in the spring.
Born July 28, 1923, in Williams, OK, she was the daughter of Jesse and Ethel (Eskridge) Law. She married Garold L. Uplegger Nov. 12, 1941 in Napoleon, OH. The couple moved to the Higgins Lake area 37 years ago coming from Holly. She enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers.
Preceding her in death were her husband of 64 years, Garold Uplegger; parents; and daughter, Mary Ellen (Mernee) Danner.
Surviving are her children, James (Diana) Uplegger, Charlene (the late Roger) Myers, Janice (the late Cecil) Holland, Brenda (Jim) Noble and Richard Uplegger; 15 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 20 great-great- grandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters.
Christler Funeral Home, Prudenville Chapel, handled the arrangements.