Ollie Ruth Houseman was born Oct. 30, 1930 and passed away Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Funeral services were held graveside at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 11 at Magnolia Cemetery. Kelley Funeral Home assisted the family in all arrangements.

She is survived by her siblings, Loretta Buzier Ost and Adolph Buzier; her children, Dianne Duncan (Carl Duncan) and Milton Houseman (Cyndi Houseman); her grandchildren, Dana Whaley (Carl Whaley), Donna Duncan (Joe Gander), David Duncan (Allison Duncan), Savannah Cruthirds (Aden Cruthirds), and Shelbie Houseman; her great-grandchildren, Kristopher Duncan, Chyler Duncan, Cynthia Duncan and Duncan Whaley; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ollie was a woman of service, strength, humor and faith. She worked for many years at Weems Memorial Hospital and in the community as a caregiver and registered nurse. She often spoke fondly of the many days and nights she worked alongside coworkers who became friends. She exemplified strength and courage through difficult times and during her latest illness. She had a smile and a laugh that was infectious and came from the bottom of her soul.

Most importantly she was a woman of faith who believed that she could do all things through Jehovah. The verse upon which she most relied was Isaiah 41:13, “I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, Do not be afraid. I myself will help you.”

She will be sorely missed until we meet again.

Our family would like to thank Kelley’s Funeral Home, the Kingdom Hall and each and every person who reached out to us during our time of great sadness.

The family asks that any charitable donations in Ollie Ruth Houseman’s memory be made to the Elder Care Community Council of Franklin County, Inc., P.O. Box 335, Eastpoint, FL 32328