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January 2003
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Ruth Arden 1925 - 2002

Ruth Arden, 77, of Beaver Island passed away December 19, 2002 at the Charlevoix Area Hospital. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, at Holy Cross Church, Beaver Island. The Rev. Patrick Cawley officiated, and interment took place in Holy Cross Cemetery.

Ruth was born on Oct. 30, 1925, in Grosse Pointe Woods to Everette and Dorothy (Wills) Plumb. On Sept. 1, 1950, she married Glenn E. Arden. They continued to live in the Detroit area until their retirement in 1975, when they moved to Beaver Island.
She was a member of Holy Cross Church and Holy Cross Altar Society. She was an active community member on Beaver Island who was known for the insight and wisdom she brought to such duties as her long-time role on the Planning Commission and Board of Appeals. She loved to help cook for various functions, such as the Homecoming Dinner and the Game Club dinners. She particularly took joy in her three grandchildren and family.

Ruth is survived by her husband, Glenn, of Beaver Island; her daughters, Linda (Kevin) McDonough of Beaver Island, Michelle (Timothy) Furness of Kona, Hawaii; and grandchildren, Shane, Erin and Colleen McDonough, of Beaver Island.
Arrangements were handled by Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix.


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