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Ruth Marie McLiechey (Figures), age 84, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Saturday, May 8, 2021.  She was born on July 22, 1936, to Augustus “Gus” and Sally Ann (Wallace) Figures.

Services will be held for both Ruth and her husband Benjamin McLiechey at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans at 3000 Monroe Street NW, 49505, on Friday May 21st, 2021, at 11:00 am. This will be an outside service, please bring your own seating if needed. Repast and a celebration of life following at Garfield Park at 2111 Madison Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 at 12:30.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-452-3006.








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  1. Terry Mayweather on May 13, 2021 at 7:42 am

    To my brother in Yahshua, Ben Mcliechey and family. My condolences and heart goes out to you and your family in the passing and home going ceremony of your parents, knowing they will truly be missed, always remember they’ll continually be in your heart and mind! Peace & Love, Grace & Mercy in Yahshua. Terry Mayweather 🙏🏾

  2. Misty Pruitt on May 20, 2021 at 8:29 am

    To Ben, Tracy, Corey & Family
    Your parents ARE (present tense) energy never dies…they were so loving and kind to us children in the neighborhood. Sending love, light and prayers to you all. May you find comfort and peace that passes all understanding. (I can visualize Mr. McLiechey now, outside doing his yard work and sweeping with the push broom…if I recall correctly). I always said, “Ben is a taller version of his dad!” Their legacy will live through all of you! I love you all!

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