Ellen Marie Blaine

November 12, 1943 — February 12, 2022

Ellen Marie Blaine

Ellen Marie Blaine of Montrose, Michigan

Beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, February 12, 2022, at Covenant HealthCare - Cooper. She was 78 years old. Ellen Marie Bartig was born on November 12, 1943, in Saginaw, Michigan, to the late Leonard Ernest and Sarah Alveretta (Lickly) Bartig. She was a 1962 graduate of Hemlock High School. Following graduation Ellen attended the Saginaw General Nursing School where she received her credentials as a registered nurse. She married the father of her children, Willard Leroy Weeden. Ellen later married William Blaine in 2001; he preceded her in death on December 21, 2020. She worked as a nurse for over ten years in various capacities before taking on the role of her lifetime, a stay-at-home mother. A lifelong learner by nature, Ellen later attended Delta College and Central Michigan University where she received her bachelor's degree in journalism with a minor in nursing. She was raised in the United Methodist Church. Ellen was also a dedicated Girl Scout leader for 10 years. Ellen was a frequent exhibitor at the Saginaw County Fair with exhibits ranging from canning, art, and antiques. She was a creative person and enjoyed painting, photography, writing, and pottery.

Surviving are a daughter and son, Marsha (Thomas) Weeden Williams of Bay City; Brian (Sara) Weeden of Lansing; step-daughter-in-law, Betty Blaine of St. Charles; three grandchildren: Sierra Williams of Bay City; Chase Williams of Bay City; Elizabeth Weeden of Lansing; four step-grandchildren; nine step-great-grandchildren; sister, Ileen (Thomas) Metzger of Beaverton; a special niece and nephew, Christopher Metzger and Sarah Metzger. Also surviving are many additional nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Bartig Eagle; brother, Ernest Bartig; stepson, Harold Blaine.

Honoring Ellen's wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at the W. L. Case & Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Ted McCulloch will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with the family on Tuesday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 12:00 p.m. until the time of the service. Private burial will take place at a later date at LaPorte Cemetery. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the family please asks that all visitors wear a mask or facial covering. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society or the Delta College Collegiate newspaper. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home or through www.casefuneralhome.com.



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Visitation

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

5:00 - 8:00pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company-Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company-Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

1:00 - 2:00pm (Eastern time)

W. L. Case and Company-Mackinaw

4480 Mackinaw Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603

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