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Ruth Downing

November 7, 1925 — October 29, 2019

Ruth Downing

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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