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Ruby Hartsell

July 9, 1931 — November 11, 2014

83, of Livonia, formerly of Cass City, died Tuesday, November 11, 2014 in Camelot Hall Convalescent Center, Livonia following a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born July 9, 1931 in Cass City to John and Gladys (Schribner) Bliss.

Ruby lived most of her life in Cass City. She worked as a caregiver for many elderly persons in the Cass City area. She also did housekeeping at Hills and Dales General Hospital and for area homeowners. In her younger days Ruby was a cashier at the Cass Theater and told stories about those times in her life. Ruby was a former member of Cass City First Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed reading, taking walks and working in her flower gardens. Ruby truly loved her family; her children were her greatest joy in life. She raised her children as a single parent and worked hard to make the best life for them.

Ruby is survived by her loving children: Lauri (Bryan) Bowman of Livonia, Phillip (Cindy) Hartsell of Columbiaville, Leo Hartsell of Akron,OH; grandchildren: Tyler VanAllen, Timber Hartsell; step grandchildren: Jonathan and Breanne Bowman, Luis and Angelina Magana; five great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Gladys Bliss; twin sister, Ruth Windy; brothers: Wayne Bliss, Raymond Bliss and John Bliss.

Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 15, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Linda Graham of Cass City First Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund or Alzheimer's Association of Michigan. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at

Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 14, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195

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