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Local Historian, Author Ruth Moehlman Dies

Moehlman penned a book about historic homes and a local history column for the Farmington Observer.

Long-time Farmington Hills resident and local historian Ruth Moehlman, 79, died unexpectedly Wednesday night.

A funeral service will be held at noon on Sunday, at the Dorfman Funeral Chapel in Farmington Hills, with Rabbi Paul Yedwab officiating. Burial will take place at Beth El Memorial Cemetery in Livonia. 

Moehlman was a member of the Farmington Historical Society, Farmington Hills Historic District Commission and had been a docent at the Governor Warner Mansion in Farmington. She hosted a history-related talk show produced through SWOCC Studios and, for many years, wrote a local history column published by the Farmington Observer. 

In 1993, Moehlman penned If Walls Could Talk, which is filled with engaging stories about historic homes in Farmington and Farmington Hills. 

She is survived by her husband, Al; children Elizabeth Guss, Denise Moehlman, Laura (Dr. Mark) Golden and Theresa Moehlman; grandchildren Lea (Jason) Onken, Ashley Guss, Harrison Golden and Joseph Little; many other family members and friends. 

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