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Letitia "Letty" Blake

May 19, 1936 ~ February 6, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Letitia "Letty" Blake Obituary

Letitia (Letty) Blake of Belding, MI at age 87 passed away peacefully in her home on February 6th, 2024 surrounded by loved ones. Letty was born on May 19th, 1936 in Glasgow, Scotland. She made her way to the United Sates after the passing of her parents to be adopted by her uncle and aunt, Archie and Letitia Rooney. 

In 1953, she married her one true love, John (Jack) Blake and they had 2 children together, Robert (Bob) and Jacqueline. They spent their early years of marriage in New Jersey and in the late 1970’s they moved to Belding, Michigan. In October 1979, Jack and Letty opened J&L Blake Adult Foster Care Home. She and Jack opened their home to the developmentally and physically disabled elders of Ionia County, which she still had residents up until her final days. 

Letty was a true angel on this earth. Her door was always open to her family, friends, and neighbors, especially Gale & Bonnie Christensen and David and Deb Griebel, who later on became her best friends. No one would ever leave her house hungry or empty handed. She loved gardening, reading, cooking, and collecting anything with pigs. Lot and lots of pigs!

Letty was proceeded in death by her husband, John (Jack); and son, Robert (Bob). Those surviving her passing and missing her dearly are daughter, Jacqueline Blake Culton; and daughter in law, Kathleen (Kathy) Blake; her grandchildren, Robert “BJ” Blake (Amy), Sara Whipple (Bruce), Kathryn “Katie” Blake, Leonard Bognar and Michael Bognar. Also, Letty’s foster daughters, Anita, Brenda, and Katherine. 

She was the world’s best great grandmother, making sure that she showed all of her great grandchildren what it was like to be loved unconditionally. Whether it was words of advice, sometimes corny; singing their accomplishments or always making sure they had frosted Santa cookies for Christmas. She did it all and so much more. 

Funeral services for Letty will be held at 2 PM on Monday, February 12 at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding, with visitation from 12 - 2 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greene Cemetery, Belding. A cheesecake dessert celebration of life will be held at Green Corners Baptist Church, 4998 Belding Rd., Belding, following the graveside service until 5:30 PM.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ionia County Commission on Aging, 115 Hudson St. Ionia, MI. 48846 in memory of Letty Blake.

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February 12, 2024

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809

Funeral Service
February 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809


Ionia County Commission on Aging
115 Hudson St., Ionia MI 48846


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