Obituary: Ruth Ann Irwin, 88, Ludington.

February 17, 2020

Ruth Irwin

Obituary: Ruth Ann Irwin, 88, Ludington.

Ruth Ann Irwin, 88, of Ludington, formerly of Dearborn, passed away on February 15, 2020.  

Ruth Ann Stewart was born on February 19, 1931 in Brookville Ind., the daughter of John Lincoln Stewart and Ruth Ann (McCoy) Stewart.  She married David L. Irwin on July 14, 1949 in Muncie Ind. Ruth earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Ball State University and taught elementary education for 30 years.  

Ruth was a member of AAUW Book Club and Art League.  She loved fine wine and fine company. When she wasn’t spending time with friends and family, she could often be found painting, knitting, or tending to her vast gardens.

Ruth is survived by her children, Michael (Bonnie) Irwin and Michelle Whitmore; grandchildren, David (Sonia) Irwin, Jenny (Joe) Every, and Erin Miller; and great grandchildren, Austin, Connor, and Bella Irwin.

There are no services planned at this time.  If you wish to give a memorial contribution in her name, please consider the Mason County District Library.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington.

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