Death of Ruth Lilly

August 2, 1915 - December 30, 2009
Indianapolis, Indiana | Age 94

Eli Lilly & Co. heiress dies at 94
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Ruth Lilly, a prolific philanthropist who was the last surviving great-grandchild of pharmaceutical magnate Eli Lilly, has died at age 94.

A family spokesman says Lilly died Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Over the course of her life, the Indianapolis native gave away much of her inheritance from the Eli Lilly & Co. fortune. Court documents showed in 2002 that Lilly had bequeathed nearly $500 million to charitable and arts-related...

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