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Virginia Ruth Ebb

Virginia Ruth Ebb, age 95, of Kentwood, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2019. In her early twenties, Virginia served as a medical missionary in Tanzania for 4 ½ years.  She returned and met her husband, Rev. Kenneth Ebb, who preceded her in death in 2009. She will be lovingly remembered by her children: Rev. Rebecca and Terry Ebb-Speese, Rev. Eric Ebb; granddaughters, Kirsten and Andres Ponte, Michelle Jerrels; great grandchildren: Jonathan, Rachel, Faith Jerrels, Elena Ponte; nieces: Nancy (Paul) Long, Leslie and Gary Larson, Kathy Kristhoffer, Karen VanEpps, Janie Lundquist; great nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Ernest Peterson; nephew, Roger Ebb. A memorial service will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Two Churches (Holy Cross Episcopal+Ascension Lutheran Church), 4252 Breton Ave. SE, Kentwood, with Rev. Mike Wernick officiating. Burial will be at Swedesburg Cemetery at a later date. Relatives and friends may meet the family Thursday, March 28 from 6-8 pm at Matthysse-Kuiper-DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4646 Kalamazoo Ave. SE, Kentwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ascension Lutheran Church, Swedesburg Evangelical Lutheran Church (Swedesburg, IA), or Faith Lutheran Church (Middletown, CT). The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at Samaritas Senior Living and Kindred Hospice for their loving care of Virginia.

  1. My condolences to you and the family. Will keep you in my prayers and thoughts as you lay her to rest.

    - John Thompson

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