Barbara F. Rutlidge

Barbara F. Rutlidge, 73, of Baldwin, Michigan, passed away at her home near Big Star Lake, in Lake Township. She was born April 25, 1938 in Kalamazoo Michigan to Lynn J. and Ruth (McCarty) Blaisdell. Barbara and her late husband Robert Rutlidge owned and operated the Blue Horizon Resort on Big Star Lake, Baldwin, Michigan. Barbara was a very active member of Evergreen Evangelical Church. She led a weekly women’s bible study group and she was actively involved in lay ministry and Christian counseling.

Barbara is survived by her children, Robert & Patt Rutlidge of North Carolina, Barry & Debra Rutlidge of North Carolina, Brenda & Michael Juhasz of Indiana; grandchildren, Bobbi Rutlidge, Ashley & Chris Johnson, Joseph Juhasz, Deanna Rutlidge, Bradley Rutlidge, Kimberlie Juhasz, Brian Balcom, Angela & Tom Crawford; and three great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Bradley Rutlidge (1983) and her brother, David Blaisdell.

Funeral services were held at 12:00 noon on Tuesday February 14, 2012, at Evergreen Evangelical Church (7043 S. Evergreen Rd. Branch MI 49402). Rev. Keith Foisy officiated. Arrangements were entrusted to Verdun Funeral Home of Baldwin, 231-745-4680.