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Ruth Evelyn (Springs) Downing

November 7, 1925 ~ October 29, 2019 (age 93)

Obituary

Ruth Evelyn Downing, 93, of Alpena passed away Tuesday October 29, 2019, at Turning Brook.

Ruth Evelyn Springs was born on November 7, 1925, in Alpena to the late Hubert and Anna (Levren) Springs. On January 24, 1947, she married Elroy Downing. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1983. Ruth was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Habitat for Humanity, and Alpena Figure Skating Club. She enjoyed bowling.

Surviving are her two daughters, Barbara (David) Reinhart, Kathy Beaudoin; 5 grandchildren, Stefanie (John) Hingley, Lisa (Matt) Reagan, Thomas (Amy) Reinhart, Sarah (Chris) Styles, Jason Beaudoin; 6 great grandchildren, Ben, Annabelle, Lucy, Elias, Zoe, and Josephina.

Mrs. Downing was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Larry Beaudoin; and sister, Marion Knechtel.

Visitation will take place Sunday at Bannan Funeral Home from 2-5 p.m. and continue Monday at First Presbyterian Church from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m. with Rev. William Rayment officiating.

Interment:  Evergreen Cemetery

Memorials: First Presbyterian Church or Habitat for Humanity

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Services

Visitation
Sunday
November 3, 2019

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bannan Funeral Home
222 S. Second Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707

Visitation
Monday
November 4, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
1600 W. Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Funeral Service
Monday
November 4, 2019

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church
1600 W. Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707

Donations

First Presbyterian Church
1600 W. Chisholm Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-3381

Habitat for Humanity Northeast Michigan
1600 W. Chisholm Street, Alpena MI 49707
Tel: 1-989-354-5555