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Margaret Ruth Anibal

September 8, 1927 - May 4, 2020


M Ruth Anibal, age 92 of Durand, passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Monday, May 4, 2020. A private family graveside service will be held and a public memorial service will be announced at a later date by Watkins Brothers Funeral Homes, Durand Chapel.

Ruth was born on September 8, 1927 in Lansing to the late Frank and Louise Perry. On June 3, 1950 she married Paul N. Anibal in Lansing and together raised 6 children. Ruth was a faithful member of Durand Free Methodist Church. She enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening, sewing and baking.

Mrs. Anibal is survived by her 6 children: David (Jenny) Anibal, Rachel (Doug) Littrell, Jean (Ron) Bassham, John (Amy) Anibal, Mark (Marilyn) Anibal, Mary (Jim) Newcomb; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and her sister, Lilly Skiffington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul, on April 13, 2011 and 7 siblings.

Memorial contributions given in Ruth's name are suggested to the Paul and Ruth Medical Scholarship Fund in care of Spring Arbor University. Online condolences may be shared with her family by going to