Ruth McClellan

Ruth McClellan

Ruth passed away Thursday, August 27, 2015 at Stanford Lodge in Plainwell.

She was born September 29, 1918 in Allegan Township to Ludwig and Clara (Funk) Jennings. Ruth grew up in the Allegan, Minor Lake area and attended country school before moving on and graduating from Allegan High School. For many years Ruth helped run the family farm and during WWII she had worked at the Otsego Coating Mill, she had also worked at the Otwellegan Country Club, Tru Heat and had operated J&R Grocery, which she still owns, where she loved visiting with her many customers.  Ruth enjoyed selling chickens and produce at the Kalamazoo Market, crocheting and knitting. She had large flower and vegetable gardens and liked canning the produce she grew each year. Ruth also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and wintering in Zephyrhills, FL. She had attended Allegan Bible Church and was active in the Ladies Bible Study. In 1937 she married John McClellan who passed away in 1993.

Surviving are sons, Robert (Martha) McClellan, Daniel (Joyce) McClellan and Doug (Billie Ann) McClellan all of Allegan; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 sisters and a brother.

Friends may visit with Ruth’s family on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 10-11 A.M. at the Winkel Funeral Home where a Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. with Pastor Joe Shaler officiating.

Burial will follow at Hudson Corners Cemetery.

Contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to Reverence Home Hospice.

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  1. Sam & Carolyn Largent says:

    Dan and family, so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  2. Jerry and Judy Shumaker says:

    To Dan and Joyce and Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and sympathy are with all of you and hoping that your fond memories of your Mom will help guide you through the coming day and months. Take care.

  3. Todd Allen says:

    To the whole family sorry to here of your loss you are all in our thoughts & prayers

    Todd & Janet Allen

  4. John and Terry Nelson says:

    So sorry for your loss Dan and Joyce .Sending thoughts ans prayers. God Bless.

  5. Larry & Sharon Thompson says:

    So sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

  6. Sandy Cobine says:

    Dan, Joyce, Amy, and Family,

    May the love of those around you provide comfort during this difficult time. Please know that our thoughts are with you all.

    Mike, Sandy, and Kylie Cobine

  7. john and diane glessner says:

    Dear Dan & Joyce and Doug & Billie, our prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of your mom. May God’s strength be yours. With love, John and Diane Glessner

  8. Pam Haines says:

    Doug and Billy

    So sorry to her about your mom she was a very sweet lady prayers to you and family

  9. Craig & Lorna Sisson says:

    Dear Dan, Joyce and family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Sounds like your mom,Dan, had a wonderful and productive life doing things for others and enjoying her friends and family. When I lost my mom as painful as it was (and still is) I feel so blessed to have had her for so many years. Some are not as fortunate. This is a bittersweet time. Hard to lose her but sweet to have had her and your wonderful memories. May God give you His peace and the joy of her love. God bless!!!

  10. Vivian McMahon says:

    Bob, Dan, Doug and family
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. My mother and her were friends for many years.

  11. Loni Brinks says:

    So sorry to hear of your mothers passing. My sympathies to your family.

  12. Roy and Kay Butler says:

    We are so sorry for the lost of your Mom. Iso enjoyed all the years of doing her hair she was a special lady!!

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