Ruth M. Coyne
Ruth M. Coyne, age 80 of Lake City passed away Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020 at Samaritas Living Center in Cadillac.
Ruth was born Jan. 12, 1940 in Traverse City to Daryl and Emma (Lichty) Anderson.
She was united in marriage Oct. 28, 1960 to Ronald L. Coyne at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
Ruth was an avid photographer. Her collection includes her keen eye of capturing many details of wildlife and nature. She loved to fish and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and buying items for them. She was a good grandmother and was very giving of herself. Ruth volunteered at Friends Ministry, was vice president of the Lake City Senior Citizens Center and a longtime member of the Williamsburg United Methodist Church.
Ruth is survived by her husband, Ronald of Lake City; and children, Ronald Coyne Jr., of Kewadin and Robin (Bob) Crandall, of Byron Center; as well as four grandchildren, Chasserae Coyne, Marcilla McDonald, Justin Crandall and Meghan (Matt) Slotman; and three great-grandchildren, Zoe Coyne and Levi and Natalie McDonald.
She is also survived by her four brothers, Jack Anderson and Lawrence (Margaret) Anderson, both of Traverse City, Ken Anderson, of Williamsburg, and Junior (Sue) Anderson, of Acme; and four sisters, Arlene (Richard) Hall, Lucille Conley and Margaret Deveneau, all of Elk Rapids and Caryl (Wayne) Stites, of Williamsburg.
Ruth was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Bud, Jim and Bill; a sister, Shirley; four sisters-in-law Marge, Judy, Karon and Virginia; and two brothers-in-law, Duane and Fred.
Funeral services for Ruth will be 11 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 at the Young-Holdship Funeral Home in Lake City, with Rev. Russell Logston officiating. A time of visitation will begin at 10 a.m. prior to services.
Burial will take place at the Milton Township Cemetery in Kewadin in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Friends Ministry in Lake City.
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The family is being served by the Young-Holdship Funeral Home in Lake City.
Published on February 12, 2020


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Neal Soenksen
Feb 26, 2020
My heartfelt sympathy to Ron and your family. Though I only had the opportunity to know Ruth for short time the love she shared for Ron and her family were very evident. She was a blessing to her family as Ron and her family are to her.
My condolences,
Neal Soenksen
Hartha Hughes
Feb 12, 2020
So sorry to hear about this. We were cousins and graduated together.