Ruth Marian Crandell
Ruth Marian Crandell. 94, of Springfield, died at 2:40 am, Thursday, March 12, 2020. She was born on March 20, 1925 in Franklin, IL, to William Henry and Ida Estalee Matlock. She married George W. Crandell in November of 1973 and he preceded her in death in July 2006.
Also preceding her in death were her parents; daughter, Jane Hailey; grandson, Jake McNamara; three brothers, Aubrey, James, and Jack Matlock and two sisters, Ruby Matlock and Virginia Flood.
She is survived by three children, Patricia Brown of Kincaid, Robert (Lynne) Hailey of Pawnee and Barbara (Dan) Hunter of St. Louis, MO; seven grandchildren, Rye Brown, Amber (Chad) Brown- Woodard, Sarah (Chris) Scheufele, Sean (Amm) Hailey, Erica Johnson, and Hailey McNamara; two great-grandchildren, Grayson Scheufele and Greenlee Brown-Woodard and several nieces and nephews.
Ruth graduated from Franklin High school in 1943. She was a resident of Springfield since 1979, and previously lived in Longview, TX and St. Louis, MO. She retired from St. John’s Hospital and also had worked many years at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was a member of Cherry Hills Church for many years and a charter member of the Kingdom Builders Sunday School Class, the OK club, the Vera Bray Circle, and the Homemakers Bowling League.
Visitation: 9:30 – 10:30 am, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am, Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Jeff Nelsen officiating. Burial will follow at Franklin Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cherry Hills Church.
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