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Obituary for Theda Earlene DeVries

Theda Earlene DeVries, age 92 of Kentwood, passed away on Monday, September 23, 2019 at Marywood Health Center. Theda was born on November 17, 1926 to Boyd and Ada (Lawson) Ramshur in St. Louis, MO. Theda attended Peace Church in Middleville for many years. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards, and the Detroit Tigers. She loved watching Tigers games on TV as well as going to the games in person. Most of all, Theda loved spending time with her family who will dearly miss her. Theda is survived by her children, Jackie (Bob) Russell, Mandy (Eldon) Newmyer, David DeVries; 19 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; brother, Robert Ramshur; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald DeVries, in 1989; daughters, Kathy Blough, Judy Everitt; brothers, Loren Ramshur, James Ramshur; sister, Mag Wyatt. Relatives and friends may meet with the family from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1 at Peace Church where a funeral service for Theda will be held at 11:00 a.m, Pastor Adam Barr officiating. Burial will take place in Mount Hope Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff at Marywood Health Center and the Sisters who visited there, and Hospice of Michigan for their care. Please visit to share a memory or to leave a condolence message for Theda’s family.