Ruth Ann (Hanauer) Vandemark
December 3, 1973 ~ February 22, 2023
Resided in: Formerly of Stonington, Illinois
Our Earth Angel, Ruth Ann (Hanauer) Vandemark, 49, of Washington, MO, formerly of Stonington, earned her wings and flew with Jesus to Heaven on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, at her residence.
Ruth Ann was born December 3, 1973, in Springfield, the daughter of Robert “Bob” and Ruth Ellen (Vogel) Hanauer. She was one of the last 13 children to attend Stonington elementary schools, and eventually graduate from Stonington High School in 1992. Ruth Ann married Ronald Lee Vandemark, and he preceded her in death on November 9, 2013.
Ruth Ann held many jobs, most recently as a Housemother to cognitively disabled men in Marthasville and Washington, MO. She didn’t know a stranger, and especially loved animals. Ruth Ann was an avid reader of mystery novels, and she never missed an episode of “Supernatural”.
She was also preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Earl and Dorothy Vogel; and paternal grandparents, Lloyd and Louise Hanauer.
Ruth Ann is survived by her parents, Ruth Ellen and Bob Hanauer of Stonington; siblings, Rob (wife, Kris) Hanauer of Taylorville, and Mary Gail (husband, John) Aleman of Russell Springs, KY; nephews, Robert and Connor Hanauer; nieces, Gloria, Ana, Crystal, and Marisa; aunt, Patricia Hill; uncles, Frank Vogel and John Vogel; and several cousins.
Cremation will be accorded, and no public ceremonies will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Christian County Animal Control, 300 S. Baughman Rd, Taylorville, IL 62568.
The family has entrusted Shafer-Perfetti & Assalley Funeral Home in Taylorville with arrangements.
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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Ruth Ann (Hanauer) Vandemark 's name.