Ruth Pauline Ellis, age 97, formerly of Pine River, passed away Monday, July 23, 2012, at Lakewood Care Center in Staples. Services will be 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at First Lutheran Church, Pine River. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River. Visitation will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.