Ruth Louise Fienup

June 24, 1929May 23, 2015

Ruth Louise Fienup, age 85, died May 23, 2015, in Okemos, MI. She was born June 24, 1929, in Denver, CO to Maurice and Beulah (Colestock) Edwards. Ruth achieved a Master’s Degree from MSU, was a vital part of her community, had many close friends, and loved entertaining. She was a member of Edgewood United Church, volunteered at Meals on Wheels and International Students at MSU. Ruth loved to travel around the world, was concerned about the environment, and lived in South America for 15 years. Of most importance, Ruth loved her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell Fienup; parents; daughter, Gretchen Fienup; and son, Scott Fienup. Surviving are her daughter, Sherrie Gould; son, Gregory (Lea) Fienup; 8 grandchildren, Jeff, Michelle, Gabriel, Jessica, Jacob, Vanessa, Ryan, Trevor; and 7 great-grandchildren. There will be no services at this time. Those desiring may make contributions to Edgewood United Church, 469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI 48823. The family is being served by the Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing. On-line condolences may be shared with the family at


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Jacqueline Holecek

June 3, 2015

Dear Tia,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother who was another dear friend of mine and Ruth's. My condolences to you for both Eleanor's and Allen's passing. Thank you for letting me know. I hope you will contact me in East Lansing. Best to you.Jackie

Jacqueline Holecek

June 2, 2015

My heartfelt condolences to the family. Ruth was a dear friend and so helpful in organizations that we both belonged to such as the East Lansing Woman's Club and Michigan State University Community Club. I will miss my dear friend.

Tia Maxwell-Laderoute

June 2, 2015

Dear Sherrie and Greg, My brother Sandy told me of your mothers passing, I was so sorry to hear this sad news. Our parents were such good friends, and I remember your mother with such fondness. The last two years have been filled with memorys of friends, and loved ones we have lost.Our parents are back together playing bridge, and golfing 18 holes.