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Ruth Chin

May 10, 1924 - October 1, 2021

Ruth Chin, 97, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie.

Ruth was born May 10, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Lloyd and Holda Lee Chin.  She graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1942, and graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL in 1946, majoring in Art a…READ MORE

Ruth Chin, 97, passed away Friday, October 1, 2021, at Morrison Woods Health Campus in Muncie.

Ruth was born May 10, 1924, in Chicago, the daughter of Lloyd and Holda Lee Chin.  She graduated from Muncie Central High School in 1942, and graduated from MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL in 1946, majoring in Art and minoring in English.  She also attended the John Heron Art Institute in Indianapolis and the Chicago Art Institute.

Immediately following college, Ruth began her career as a Photographer for the Muncie Star and the Evening Press for seven years before starting her own business, Ruth Chin Photography in 1953.  Ruth’s family was the first Chinese family to settle in Muncie, and opened the first Chinese Restaurant in Muncie, called the Mandarin Inn.

Ruth was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Altrusa Club of Muncie for 65 years, a long-time member of Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), Indianapolis Press Club, Woman’s Press Club of Indiana, American Association of Magazine Photographers, and Midwest Travel Writers, writing for numerous publications.   Ruth also wrote her own column for the Star Press for many years, entitled Positives and Negatives.

Ruth was inducted into the Indiana Journalism Hall of Fame in 2014.  She was a former board member of the Academy for Community Leadership and the Girl Scouts.

She was an avid reader who loved to learn, enjoyed science, rock collecting, and making jewelry.

Ruth is survived by her nieces, Teri Freeby, Ft. Wayne, and Tami Chin, Mishawaka; and two great nephews, Adam (Fiancée-Lexi Harmacinski) Freeby and Ryan Freeby.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Chin; a brother, Charles Chin; a sister-in-law, Ann Chin; and a nephew-in-law, Kent Freeby.

A Celebration of Ruth’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel.

Friends may call at The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel, from 12:00 pm until service time at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Memorial contributions may be made to Muncie Altrusa Foundation, P.O. Box 923, Muncie, IN 47308, and Grace Episcopal Church, 300 S. Madison Street, Muncie, IN 47305.

Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.meeksmortuary.com.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Service Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Time: 2:00 pm

The Meeks Mortuary and Crematory, Washington Street Chapel

Address:

415 East Washington Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305


Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Beech Grove Cemetery

Address:

14oo West Kilgore Ave.
Muncie, IN 47305


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