Ruth H. Peterson, a retired Western Michigan University staff member, died April 20. She was 81.
Peterson, of Kalamazoo, had worked in the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships as well as the Department of Paper and Printing Science and Engineering. She joined the staff in 1986 and retired in 1997 after 11 years of service to the University.
Early in her career, Peterson was an elementary school teacher, having earned a master's degree in education from WMU.
Services have taken place.
Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.
Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Kalamazoo or Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.