Ruthie Jane W. Martinez, a retired bookkeeper and resident of Baton Rouge for the past 23 years, died at 12:30 am, on Wednesday, June 1, at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center. She was 85 and a native of Orange.

Ruthie is survived by one son, Larry M. Blansett and daughter-in-law, Roselinda Blansett of Baton Rouge; one daughter, Patsy Kay Love of Brenham; three grandchildren, Lesa Blansett of Baton Rouge, Tiffany Blansett of Houston, and Shon Callahan and his wife Delana Callahan of Burton, Texas; four great-grandchildren, Chelsie, Carlie, Cash and Carter, all of Burton; and a sister, Betty Mitchell, two nieces and two nephews, all of Vinton.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Katie Wilkinson; her husbands, Cary Blansett, Chester A. James, Jr., and Pete J. Martinez; and two sons, Bobby and Jerry James. She was a member of Parkside Baptist Church, Baton Rouge.

The family would like to thank Dr. Charlton H. Sheely II and his team for their care and compassion during mom’s illness.

A Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Barry Bradley of First Baptist Church in Orange.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to your favorite charity or Parkside Baptist Church, 14140 South Harrells Ferry Road, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70816-2648.