Hilda Ruth Kirkwood “Ruthie” (nee McClelland) age 80 of Brunswick, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. She was a hard-working person who simply loved people. Ruthie was always there for everyone and would give them the shirt off of her back if needed. Ruthie didn’t believe in strangers, just other people that she hadn’t met yet and once she did, Ruthie considered them family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Ruthie is survived by her children, Bonnie Wishon (Jeff), Juanita Holm (Ed), Donald Kirkwood, Jr. (Barb), Dawnell Kirkwood (Len), and Denise Kirkwood (A.C.); twelve grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; sisters, Rose Betz and Jean Russell; and several nieces and nephews.
Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mary McClelland; daughter, Kathie Dianiska “KK”; granddaughter Rachel Kirkwood; great granddaughter Autumn Hess; brothers, Lee and Edward McClelland; a sister Sara Heckman and an infant sister.
Please join the family for a memorial gathering starting at 1pm on Tuesday, February 22 at FaithWalk Church, 1480 Pearl Rd., Brunswick with a memorial service at 2pm.
Bollinger Funeral Services is assisting the family.