Ruthie M. Husselman

October 19, 1953November 26, 2018

Passed on Monday, November 26, 2018 at the age of 65 at home surrounded by her family in Flint, MI. She was born to Alice Stevens on October 19, 1953, in Jackson, MI. She is preceded in death by her mother, Alice; adoptive parents, Arthur "Art" and Marilla Husselman; her best friend of 55 years, Marty Sharp; and her oldest daughter, Jodi Lea Yates. She is survived by her first husband, Michael Yates (married in 1968); her second husband of 38 years, David Gorney (married in 1972); her three daughters, Wendy Michelle (Celia) Baez, Misty Marie, and Autumn Miranda; son, Dave (Rachel) Beilfuss and three nephews that she held near and dear to her heart, Scotter, Bumper (Mandi) and Kenny. Ruthie was the proud Nana of 11 grandchildren, Joshua, Nicolas, Brandon, Shelby, Taryn, Najee, Jhanae, Gabryella, Mariah, Isabella, Kenric, and Jaxon; as well as G-Nana to five great-grandchildren, Dayton, Caleb, Lilliana, Holly, Cam’Marie, Elijah, and Maddison. Ruthie is the eldest of eight children. Surviving are her three sisters, Marilla (Darol) Kirkpatrick, Betty Romain, and Lorri Losey; four brothers Billy and Artie Manzer, Johnny Bonner and Opie Nelson. She also leaves behind her favorite auntie, Joyce Lewis. Ruthie had endless friends that became family and children she claimed as her own. She was a beautiful, caring woman who loved fiercely and opened her heart to everyone. Her greatest gift, however, was being a mother. A service celebrating her life will be held at Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 12:00 noon. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2018

Ruthie M. Husselman

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Opie Nelson

November 29, 2018

My sister was the best . Now looking back i see where i got my loveing and careing heart she was one that would go out of her way to help you even if she did nit have it i love you sis and you will always be with me in my heart i just wish we had more time and memories to share

Sheila Porter

November 29, 2018

We will all miss you so much (sister) you were friend, confidante, not one soul could not like you after meeting you. The world has truly lost one of the best. Rest well, enjoy your time now with Jodi in heaven.

Robert Higgins

November 28, 2018

You called me and Angel once, yrs ago when I made the Hearts for you . Seems now I have a Very Special Angel lookin down at me . We never met, in person , but you did love the work I did for you . May you Soar like an Eagle, in the wings of God.......thank you for like'n the work I did , Fly High Always.