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Ruth Orr

November 18, 1934 — January 15, 2021

Ruth Alice Orr, age 86, of Coopersville, passed peacefully into the arms of Jesus on Friday, January 15, 2021, surrounded by family. Ruth was born November 18, 1934, in Ludington, MI to Harold and Francis (Conrad) Fitch. She grew up on the family farm in Ludington but called Coopersville home for 56 years with her husband James. She was a former librarian of Coopersville Library, organist for Ottawa Center Chapel for many years, loved bowling, sports, crocheting and loving on her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was welcomed home by her husband James, son James, grandson Daniel, two brothers Michael and James Fitch and her sister Mary Kaiser. She will be deeply missed by her children and grandchildren, Janet Lovegrove (Cathy Tilburt, Tim Lovegrove, Jonathan (Melissa) Lovegrove, Christiana Lovegrove and Rebecca (Jonathan) Duncan); Linda and Ken Lee (Ken, Krista (Jay) Cattier and Stacey (Dustin) Baldus); Rob and Shari Orr (Robert) and Karen and Michael Pike (Mikayla, Marissa and Ruth’s dog – Rex), Jim (Kristen) Orr, Jessica Orr and Brian Orr; 11 great grandchildren; two sisters, Kathy Falor and Grace (Rick) Christiansen; sister-in-law Carol Fitch; brother-in-law, John Kaiser; many nieces and nephews; her two closes friends Ann and Laura will dearly miss her as well.

The family expresses sincere thanks to Toni at Senior Resources, Alliance Home Health, Faith Hospice, Staff on 6 North at Butterworth Hospital and all of the Staff and Providers at Spectrum Health Coopersville Family Medicine.

In keeping with Ruth’s wish cremation has taken place. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 5 – 8 P.M. in the Activity Center at Ottawa Center Chapel, 8991 Leonard St, Coopersville, MI 49404. A Life Celebration Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 22, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. at Ottawa Center Chapel with Rev. Robert Porterfield officiating. Interment will be in the Coopersville Polkton Twp. Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be made to Ottawa Center Chapel or The Coopersville Area Community Foundation and memo the donations for the Coopersville Area Art Council Endowment Fund. An online guestbook may be signed at

Throop Funeral Home, Coopersville 616-837-816

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

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