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Ruth E. Hitchens

June 13, 1920 December 1, 2018
Ruth E.  Hitchens
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Obituary for Ruth E. Hitchens

Ruth E. Hitchens, 98, of Decatur, IL passed away at 11:50 PM, December 1, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.

Services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Forsyth United Methodist Church with Rev. Andy Maxwell officiating. Burial will 1 PM Thursday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, IL. Visitation will be 9:00 – 10:30 AM Thursday at the church. Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be directed to the Forsyth United Methodist Church, Forsyth, IL or the Kenney United Methodist Church, Kenney, IL.

Ruth was born June 13, 1920 in Buffalo Hart, IL the daughter of Ben F. and Blanche (Andrews) Hoff. She married Leslie George Hitchens, Jr. on January 7, 1938 in Covington, IN. He passed away June 1, 2003.

Survivors include her children: Richard Hitchens (Karole Johnson), Oreana, IL; Cheryl Lehman, Forsyth, IL; and Charlene (Ron) Letterly, Leesburg, FL and Springfield, IL; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son in infancy; 1 brother and 1 sister; and son-in-law, Norman Lehman.

Ruth was a member of the Kenney United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Bookkeepers Book Club and Home Betterment, Forsyth, IL. Ruth retired from Spector Freight where she was an office clerk.


Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

6

Dec

9:00 AM 12/6/2018 9:00:00 AM - 10:30 AM 12/6/2018 10:30:00 AM
Forsyth United Methodist Church

210 E Ruehl St.
Forsyth, Illinois 62535

Forsyth United Methodist Church
210 E Ruehl St. Forsyth 62535 Illinois
United States

Service

Thursday

6

Dec

10:30 AM 12/6/2018 10:30:00 AM
Forsyth United Methodist Church

210 E Ruehl St.
Forsyth, Illinois 62535

Forsyth United Methodist Church
210 E Ruehl St. Forsyth 62535 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Camp Butler Cemetery Final Resting Place

5063 Camp Butler Road
Springfield, Illinois 62707

5063 Camp Butler Road Springfield 62707 Illinois
United States

Memorial Contribution

Memorials

Memorials may be directed to the Forsyth United Methodist Church, Forsyth, IL or the Kenney United Methodist Church, Kenney, IL.
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