Ruth B. Bertrand

Ruth B. Bertrand

June 14, 1930 ‐ October 30, 2022
Ruth B. Bertrand
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio Resided In: Westlake,Ohio Visitation: November 04, 2022 Service: November 05, 2022 Cemetery: Calvary Cemetery

Ruth B. Bertrand (nee Miller) of Westlake, Ohio, Beloved wife of the late Joseph E. Bertrand, Daughter of Joseph and Dorothy (nee Tischler)Miller. Loving mother of Joseph T. (Ellen), John E. (Tammy), and Mary Margaret (Meg) Nieberding. Dearest grandmother of 11: Lori Bertrand, Michelle Bertrand, Jennifer Bertrand, Joseph Bertrand (Fiancé Natalie), Tyler Bertrand, Rachel Tingley (Jason), Olivia Bertrand, and Ryan Bertrand, Colin Nieberding, Kate Nieberding, and Ella Nieberding; great-grandmother of Naomi. Loving sister of the late Raymond (late Lenore) Miller, Robert (late Irene) Miller, Dorothy Miller, Jean (late Burton) Pollock, Florence (late William) Setter, Geraldine (late John) Halland, survived by twin sister Rita (late Marvin) Crouch, and Mary Lou (late Sheldon) Miller.

Graduate of John Marshall High School 1948, Lutheran Medical Center-School of Nursing 1951, and St. Joseph’s College Portland, MA 1986 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. Began her nursing career at Lutheran Medical Center, advancing to a department head. She felt privileged to be a bed side nurse, especially caring for Joe during his illness. Retired in 1998 after 45 years of dedicated and caring nursing.

Volunteering became a major focus in her life. On the Board of Beck Center for the Arts, Westlake Arts Council, Westlake Garden Club, Rocky River Coterie, The Ambassadors Club at Westlake Village, The Gallery Group, and Beck Center Women’s Board-focusing on fundraising. Ruth enjoyed spending time at her home in Marblehead on the Lake Erie shore. Her greatest joy was to spend time with grandchildren, particularly at large family gatherings.

Family and friends will be received on Friday November 4, 2022, from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914 Dover Center Rd., Westlake, OH. Mass of Christian burial at St. Raphael’s Church, 525 Dover Center Rd., Bay Village, OH on Saturday, November 5, 2022 at 10:30 AM. Burial at Calvary Cemetery, 10000 Miles Ave., Cleveland, OH immediately after church service, followed by a luncheon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her honor to Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, OH 44107 or Poor Clare Colettine Nuns, 3501 Rocky River Dr., Cleveland, OH 44111. 

Guest Comments

Ned Dickey
Painsville, Ohio

Sorry to hear about the loss of your mom.

Mark Meldrum
Grafton Ohio

Joe and John, so sorry to hear about your mom passing. My condolences to your family.

Theresa Fiddler
Davenport Florida

Dear Meg and family, I have many fond memories of Ruth. Best memories are the times that she and I spent together taking care of Meg’s children when they were younger! May you Rest In Peace, Ruth

Lynn Motsch
Avon Lake Ohio

She will be missed by everyone who met her. She was a wonderful person.
Westlake Garden Club

Nancy Neubacher Valencic
Mentor, Ohio

I have wonderful memories of working with Ruth at Lutheran Medical Center. She was a caring nurse and lots of fun to be with.

I send my sincere sympathies for her family. I know she will be dearly missed.

John Joseph Zastudil

I worked with Ruth as a Respiratory Therapist at Lutheran Hospital from 1977 until her retirement. It was a privilege to know such a kind, loving, person and best example of what it means to be a nurse. She will be greatly missed by myself, and everyone else who knew her.

She is experiencing great joy with the Lord now!

Jayne Gillespie
Charleston, SC

Rest In Peace Ruth.

constance barnes
north canton

Ruth was truly an amazing woman. I always had the best conversations with her, as recent as at Rachel's baby shower. She was such a loving grandmother, always a pleasure to watch her interact with them. What an amazing matriarch she was. She will be missed.

Gary Bero
Naples Fl

Rest in peace Great Aunt Ruth

Rosemary Corcoran
North Olmsted OHhio

I first met Ruth when are boys were in Cub Scouts. I admired her my whole life.
Loved her and spent a few minutes with her last week.
May she rest in peace.