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Ruth E. (Balbaugh) Bellman-Kuhlman

May 4, 1932 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 88)



 OTTAWA - Ruth E. Bellman-Kuhlman, 88, of Ottawa died 4:53 a.m., Sunday, September 13, 2020 at The Meadows of Ottawa.  She was born May 4, 1932 in Leipsic to the late Alphonse and Rose (Nadler) Balbaugh.  On December 27, 1950, she married Norman L. Bellman. He died April 14, 1972. On November 12, 1977 she married Paul L. Kuhlman. He died November 16, 2011. 

  Survivors include four children: Joseph (Martha) Bellman of Findlay, Rose (Michael) Stechschulte of Glandorf, Michael (Sandy) Bellman of Ottawa and Sue (Terry) Strauer of Ottawa; her twin sister: Mary Balbaugh of Ottawa; 14 grandchildren: Brian (Jessica) Bellman, Angela Crosby, Shane (Anita) Stechschulte, Kyle (Amy) Stechschulte, Nathan Stechschulte, Nick (Kris) Bellman, Jeff (Emily) Bellman, Kim (Scott) Ansley, Kevin (Kayla) Bellman, Katie (Michael) Frankart, Jill (Nate) Patrick, Kellie (Eric) Kleman, Ross (Brittany) Strauer and Todd (Jennie Otis) Strauer; and 28 great-grandchildren and one on the way.

  Ruth was also preceded in death by her brother: John Balbaugh.  

  Ruth retired from Louisiana Pacific, formerly of Ottawa.  She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa, its Altar Rosary Society, Catholic Ladies of Columbia and the Ottawa Senior Citizens.  She enjoyed volunteering at The Meadows, was a great cook and avid crotchetier. 

  Funeral mass will begin at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church with Fr. Scott Kramer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In keeping with social distancing, visitation will be from 2-8 p.m., Friday at LOVE FUNERAL HOME, Ottawa.  

  Due to the restrictions of COVID 19 face masks are required upon entering the funeral home and/or church.

  Memorial donations may be given to Putnam County Hospice or to Putnam County Cancer Assistance Program (CAP).

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September 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Love Funeral Home - Ottawa
405 East Third St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875

Funeral Mass
September 19, 2020

10:00 AM
Sts Peter and Paul Catholic Church - Ottawa
307 N. Locust St
Ottawa, Ohio 45875


Putnam County CAP
PO Box 165, Glandorf OH 45848

Putnam County Hospice
Ottawa OH 45875

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