December 14, 2018

Ruth Blackman

Died Feb. 15, 2018


Ruth Blackman, 96, of Glennie passed away Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018.

She was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Lorain, Ohio, to the late Albert and Sophie Penzenhagen. Ruth served her country in the U.S. Army from 1944-1946. She was a member of the Lott Baptist Church.

Ruth is survived by her children, James Ostrander of Pontiac, Bonnie Martin of Glennie, Shirley Keesler of Roscommon, Susan (Earl) Payne of Saginaw and Thomas Ostrander of West Branch; grandchildren, Heather, Daniel, Debbie, Melissa, Amy and Ruth; great-grandchildren, Spencer, Tyler, Courtney and Jordan; great-great-granddaughter, Sophia; and sister, Lorain May.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Alberta Phillips; and her son, David.

Services for Ruth will take place Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018, at noon at Lott Baptist Church in Glennie with a visitation one hour prior from 11 a.m. to noon with Pastor Elmer Ash officiating. Condolences may be left for the family online at


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