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The Lord has done his calling upon Ruth Ann Blanchette who was asked to leave her Daughters home to join Him in Heaven on Sunday August 31, 2014. Ruth was a wonderful, loving, caring Mother and best friend to her daughter Angela her sons Wayne, Tim, and Scott.

Ruth was very crafty. She made blankets, slippers. hats mittens. and scarf’s for her children and grand-children for over 40 years. Ruth also enjoyed working with plastic canvas.

The Daughter of Harry & Dorothy (Mathews) Downing, she was born on October 15, 1950 in Fremont, MI. Where she resided in West Michigan for her entire life.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Craig Lee Blanchette, her children Wayne & late Wendy Berson, Tim & Becky Berson, Scott Berson, and Angela & Scott Sharum, her sisters Cheryl & late William Hendrie, and Edith & late John Hughey. Along with 24 grandchildren, five great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

The service will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 1:00 p.m. at Its a Newday Fellowship, located at 96 South Seaway DR, Muskegon MI 49444. With Pastor Al Frarkas officiating. There will be a lunchen to follow.

Honoring her wishes, cremation will take place. Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.

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16 Condolences

  1. Shanna and Christopher Smith on September 5, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Our prayers are with the family. She will be greatly missed.



  2. michelle scrogham sander on September 5, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    She will be missed by me an i will miss playing facebook games with her i love u an miss u alot mom R.I.P.mom



  3. Christina Rupert on September 5, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    She will be sadly missed by family and friends



  4. marice on September 5, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I’m so sorry for ur lost but I keep my prayer in



  5. Becky Scrogham on September 5, 2014 at 11:08 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family..



  6. Darlene Pikaart on September 6, 2014 at 7:15 am

    You will be missed by so many i will miss that smile you always had on your face i love you i will never forget you always in my heart hugs to you in heaven.



  7. Gary Smedley on September 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Know her from Bingo



  8. Eleanor Eckert on September 6, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    i love you mom and you will be missed deeeply



  9. becky berson on September 6, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    God called a wonderful lady home. The Angles came to get her to go home, I sure am going to miss her and so is the rest of the family and friends. I am so proud to have her for my mother-in-law love u so much u will always be in my heart



  10. ann camp on September 6, 2014 at 11:37 pm

    this world has lost a great person I remember when my son was about a month old and I wasn’t really getting any sleep my mom and her came up with a plan her n grandma came and took Christopher for a week even with me throwing a fit but I got the rest I needed and he got spoiled by two grandmas. she will be missed prayers are with the family



  11. Bruce Welch on September 12, 2014 at 7:02 am

    She Will Be Sadly Missed But Forever In The Hearts That Knew Her,To Know Was To Love Her Point Blank She Had A Heart Of Gold And Loved Everyone She Became Friends With i Was One Of Those Friends Who Was Lucky Enough To Be Treated By Her As I Was One Of Her Own Children Who’s Heart She Touched I Know I will Miss Her Myself…With A Heavy Heart I Say Until We Meet Again I Will Miss You,MOM R.I.P I Know You’ll Be Watching Over Those You Considered Friends And Family…



  12. Stacey moran on September 12, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Love you ma and will miss you.



  13. Bridgette on September 12, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Sorry for your lost hun. I’m sending a big hug tords ya..
    All the stuff you said you done with her feels like I knew her.



  14. Chris Berson on September 12, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I’m sorry for your loss. Praying for God’s comfort for you.



  15. emily douglas sydney & esther metzger on September 12, 2014 at 9:02 am

    You will be greatly missed wish you got to meet esther or we made the time for you to see sydney your there great grandma and theyll never know how great you are you were takin from this earth way to soon rip



  16. Mary B Taylor on September 17, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Love and miss u mom



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