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Ruth Kouns

December 6, 1933 — October 21, 2019


Ruth Ann McClurg Kouns, 85, passed away on October 21, 2019 at the Life Center in Hendersonville, North Carolina.  Ruth was born to Claude and Jessie McClurg in Ashland Kentucky.  After marrying her LOVE Herman “Mickey” Kouns, they moved to Florida where they raised their family.  After the loss of her husband in 1995, she moved to Asheville, and later Hendersonville, NC to be near family.

Ruth is preceded in death by her husband Herman “Mickey” Kouns, parents Claude and Jessie McClurg, sons David “Bruce” Kouns and Keith Brian Kouns, brother Gene McClurg and sisters Doris Kouns and Linda LaDuke.

Ruth is survived by Keith’s wife Debby Kouns, son Mark Russell Kouns and wife Suzanne: grandchildren Nathaniel Ryan Kouns, Matthew Russell Kouns and wife Sarah: great grandchildren Alexander Russell Kouns and Oskar Russell Kouns.

She enjoyed spending time with family, reading, bird watching, working puzzles, and most of all, a love for MUSIC.

“it’s the one who won’t be taken

who cannot seem to give

and the soul afraid of dying, that never

learns to live.”


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