Ruth Marlene Ballance, age 82 of Lansing passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021. She was preceded in death by stepbrothers, Dick Buckingham and Tom Buckingham. Ruth is survived by her son, Edward (Jean) Ballance Jr.; grandchildren, Sam (Kristina) Ballance, Alina Ballance; stepbrother, Jim Buckingham; and sisters-in-law, Janice (Thomas) Toms, Susan (Kim Wallace) Ballance. Ruth was a dedicated employee at Auto Owners Insurance for 58 years. Family was her life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and eating. Ruth loved the company of friends, and was a long-time member of South Church in Lansing, MI. She enjoyed spoiling her grand dogs Leo, Winston, and Ginger. A private family service was held.