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Ruth Crosslin

March 21, 1924 — March 10, 2022

Ruth Crosslin

With a mixture of joy and deep sadness, we said goodby to Ruth May Crosslin on Wednesday, March 10, 2022. The joy comes from her willingness to go, meet Jesus and God and once again see the love of her life, Owen Charles Crosslin. The sadness comes from—how do you let this amazing woman go? We hung onto her days like treasures, knowing that the day would come when God would call her home.

She was spirited and a joy to all who knew her. She was the daughter of Wilfred and Elva Sutton, born on March 21, 1924, and the loving sister of Dorothy and Wilfred “Sonny”; all of whom who have passed. She was a loving devoted mother,grandmother, cousin and friend to all who knew her. She left us surrounded by family at Heritage Haus in Bellaire, MI—a tribute to her character and her love of life—she loved being there, and oh they loved her. She was the last of the elders on her side and of Owen’s. Anyone who ever met her never forgot her. She was everything to everyone— she never met a stranger.

She and Owen were married June 26, 1943 and they settled on Union Street in Dearborn, MI for many years. Following his retirement they moved to Florida. A sad part of life came when dad, Owen (April 14, 1990), had a heart attack and passed away. There was no one like him—my mom would say—and she never remarried- she “had the best” she would say. For 32 years she missed him. Her love for him, for their children and the Lord showed in every aspect of her life.

She is survived by her children—Ralph (Nancy) Crosslin, Bellaire, MI, Pamela (Gary) Stockinger, Whitehall, MI, and Geoffrey (Sally) Crosslin, Paw Paw, MI. She is also survived by nine grandkids—Geoffrey , Brandon, Jennifer, Nathan, Amy, Ross, Chad, Clint, and Kelly. She will be remembered always for the sheer delight she found in all of her moments with her many great and great great grandkids. They were her world!

A bright light that we all got used to— she was always there for advice, for chewing the fat, for kicking our butts with cards—how can we let her go? The elder of a generation that has all passed—she took the strongest advice, the unconditional love and the stories with her.

We will miss her. To have her around for 97 nearly 98 years it was hard to let her go—but she is happy now, with Jesus and her love, Owen. A sweet angel in Heaven—Cheers to you Mom, Grandma, Cousin and Friend—- your light shines bright in all of us.

A graveside service will take place Friday, June 10, 1:30pm, at Fort Custer National Cemetery, 15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta, MI 49012. Interment will follow.

A luncheon will be held after the conclusion of the graveside service.

Memorial donations can be made to the charity of your choice per the family’s request.

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“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven;

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;

A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sow; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war and a time of peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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Graveside Service

Friday, June 10, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

Fort Custer National Cemetery

15501 Dickman Rd., Augusta, MI 49012

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