Ruth Osborne

Ruth D. Osborne of Clinton Township Michigan passed away on April 22, 2019 at the age of 93. Ruth was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, John Henry Osborne, and her daughter Karen Osborne. She is survived by her daughter Cathy (Larry) Boice and grandchildren Renata (Troy) Osborne, Jo-Dee (Nolan) Devaux, John (Cindy) Osborne, Stephen (Ginger) Boice, Christopher (M.J.) Boice and Geoffrey Boice, as well as 10 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Affectionately known as “Grandmommy” to many, Ruth took care of many family members over the years. In addition to her contagious sense of humor, her loving smile could light up an entire ball-park. She was an avid bowler, loved to play cards and was one of the biggest Detroit Tigers fans in the metro Detroit area. She also loved her Red Wings and would occasionally cheer on the Detroit Pistons (depending on their performance).

While there will not be an immediate service, Ruth will be laid to rest on a family plot in Kentucky on a where she will be reunited with her loving husband and daughter.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution in her name to Meals on Wheels of Macomb County Michigan.

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  1. A true treasure, a lady of beauty inside and out. Your love for your family, and your gentle nature will never be forgotten. Thank you for being my grandmother and loving me like I was your own. May you Rest In Peace in Gods loving arms.

  2. Pamela Morrison

    Rest in peace Aunt Ruth from your 2 nieces Diane Barber and Pamela Morrison

  3. John and Marylyn Balkevitch

    Ruth was a true treasure, she treated everyone like they were family. She had a fantastic sense of humor. We will miss her but we know she is with the Lord and her husband and daughter. Rest in peace.

  4. Sorry for your loss. She was a special lady, beautiful inside and out. My sister was married to her brother Roy. She will be missed.
    Bob and Maggie May

  5. Michael Bandrow

    What can I say about Ruth. She was an amazing woman. I considered her my grandmother she always lit up when I came over and kept her company. After Karen passed away I spent a lot of time over her house, we didn’t have to talk we just sat there enjoying each other’s company while Tiny slept in her little doggie bed. I spent about 6 hours one day with her and made us some soup and sandwiches for lunch. Another day I came over and reorganized her living room and vacuumed. We enjoyed just doing the simple things like watching tv or being in the backyard cleaning up weeds and pruning the big bush on the back fence. There was one night where the wind was so bad it knocked out our power and I ran down the street with my lighter and lit candles in her house because I didn’t wanting her to hurt herself in the dark so I took my LED light and we found the candles and after making sure she was ok I went back home. I will never forgive myself for not being there during her last days. I was in jail and I remember when I called my mom she told me ruth passed away I didn’t want to believe it. My mom told me that ruth thought I wrote her off and that’s not the case…I was just too much of a coward to say anything to her or the family because I was ashamed. Ruth I know you are watching over me but don’t ever think I don’t love you or care about you because I think about you always. You are my gramma I’ll always love and miss you. Right now I’m at work crying thinking about how I hurt you by not telling you. I love you ruth.

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