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(September 1, 1923 – January 22, 2014)

Ruth E. Meharg (Fernette), 90, of Midland passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at Brittany Manor. She was born September 1, 1923 to the late Francis W. and Agnes E. (Bortle) Smith. Ruth married Lawrence Fernette who predeceased her in 1962. She lost her second husband, Clarence Meharg twenty years later, and then Neil, her companion, a few years after that. Ruth was a survivor and her family wanted the world to know that she was here, she was strong and one heck of a Mom. She is survived by her son Mike (Trudy) Fernette of Midland and daughter Vicki (Larry) Shwasky of Alpena. She was also survived by one sister, Shirley Kling of CA.She was predeceased by a son to cancer, James Fernette, only two and half months after the death of her husband Lawrence. Cremation has taken place and there will be no formal funeral per Ruth’s wishes.Online condolences can be sent to smithminer.com