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Inoue, Ruthann 12/4/1943 - 1/2/2020 Ann Arbor Former Muskegon, Michigan resident Ruthann "Ruth" Inoue, died at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Jan. 2, 2020 at the age of 76 due to complications related to COPD and kidney failure. At her request, no service was held. Ruth was born on Dec. 4, 1943 to Phillip and Ellen Larson and was the second youngest of their 7 children. Ruth greatly enjoyed her career as a nurse, especially her time spent in the neonatal ICU and often spoke of her work with pride and warmth. In addition, Ruth was a creative and resourceful cook and seamstress. Her omelets and Swedish meatballs were second to none and she would sew elaborate Halloween costumes for her children. In her spare time, Ruth was an enthusiastic reader of murder mysteries. Towards the latter part of her life, Ruth was an avid follower of current events, holding strong opinions regarding politics and social/racial justice. Ruth is survived by 3 sisters, Janet, Jackie and MaryEllen; 3 of her children, Lisa, Hajime, and Anne; and 6 grandchildren: Ari, Mason, Sloane, Alexandra, Yiyi, and Arya. Ruth is preceded in death by her son, Kenji, and an infant daughter.
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