Ruth B. Bertrand
Ruth B. Bertrand
June 14, 1930 ‐ October 30, 2022
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.