Betty Mae (Worth) Rueger of Millington, age 85, passed away Wednesday December 18, 2019.
Betty was born in Flint, on May 7, 1934, and was the daughter of the late William and Mazie (Crawford) Worth. Growing up in Millington, Betty graduated from Millington High School with the class of 1952. On October 10, 1959, she married Harold Rueger, and together they celebrated 58 years of marriage before his passing in September of 2018.
Betty worked as a bookkeeper for Frutchey Bean Elevator for several years and worked for her family’s business, Worth’s Market, in Millington. After having children, Betty was a stay at home mom. She enjoyed gardening with Harold and canning. Betty enjoyed playing golf at Willow Springs where she was on the women’s golf league for many years. Betty also was an avid bowler (since high school) and won many bowling awards at State Tournaments. Betty’s main passion was playing softball which she played early into her 50s. Betty was involved in a summer softball league in which she was the pitcher. She even earned the nickname of “Rowdy Rueger” from her teammates. Betty was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Millington since 1959.
Betty leaves two children: Tim (Dawn) Rueger and Tracee Jones (Clint); five grandchildren; nieces, nephews; and other extended family. Besides her husband and parents, Betty is also preceded in death by her siblings: sister, Hazel Laurich, brothers: William Worth, Alan Worth and Forest Haines.
The Rueger family will receive friends at the Hanlin Funeral Home in Millington on Sunday, December 22, 2019, from noon until 6 p.m., and for a brief time on Monday at the St. Paul Lutheran Church from 10 a.m. until the service begins. Funeral services for Betty will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday December 23, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Millington. Burial will follow at the Millington Township Cemetery. Pastor James Bruner will deliver the funeral eulogy and the prayer of committal at the cemetery. Hanlin funeral Home has been assisting the Rueger family with arrangements. You’re welcome to express condolences, share a memory, or light a candle at Memorial Gifts of Remembrance can be directed to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

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