H. Ruth Couts, 95, a Plymouth resident most of her life, died of natural causes at 11:18 a.m. on Monday, October 1, 2001. Ruth died in the Pilgrim Manor Nursing Center, 222 Parkview St., Plymouth. She was born in South Bend, Ind., the daughter of Albert and Charity Shaw Cain, on June 3, 1906. She graduated from Howe High School in 1925. She was first married to Chet Taber who preceded her in death. Her second husband was Loren Couts who also died. Melvin Couts who she married on Sept. 29, 1971, in Kankakee, Ill., died on April 29, 1999. Ruth had worked at John Meck Industries in Plymouth and later at Heister’s Grocery for a number of years. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening. She belonged to a pinochle club for over fifty years. Ruth is survived by Alice Rankin, a sister, of Plymouth, and by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and three sisters: Ethel Weber, Maude Sharpe and Mary Bollman. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, Oct. 4, 2001, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Memorial services will be held following visitation at 11:30 in the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. David Moffett-Moore, pastor of the Plymouth First United Church of Christ of which Ruth was a member, will officiate. Interment will be in New Oakhill Cemetery, Plymouth, Ind. Memorial gifts may be made to the First United Church of Christ.