Ruth Irene Hanna, 97, of Mount Vernon, died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Hallmark Care Center. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at Linn Grove Presbyterian Church, rural Mount Vernon, by Pastor Carla Burge. Visitation will be for one hour before the service at the church. Burial: Linn Grove Cemetery, rural Mount Vernon. Arrangements are with Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services, Mount Vernon.
Survivors include her daughter, Janice (Charles) Kaylor of Vero Beach, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Sandi Hanna of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Ruth was born June 4, 1919, in Mount Vernon, the daughter of William and Minnie (Reisser) Clark. On June 28, 1941, she married J. Sherman Hanna. He died in 1993. Ruth was a hardworking farmwife. She also worked for a time as a cook at Cornell College and at the grocery store in Martelle. She was a great cook, pie baker and queen of chicken butchering. Ruth enjoyed playing pinochle, golfing, going out with the girls to Chi Chi's on Tuesday nights and wintering in Zapata, Texas. Later she married Mervyn Armstrong on Nov. 16, 1996. He died in 2008. She was a member of Linn Grove Presbyterian Church, where she was a past elder and served in the Ladies Aid.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Sherman and Mervyn; son, Lyle; grandson, Aaron; and sisters, Marjorie, Jennie and Bernice.
Memorials are suggested to Linn Grove Presbyterian Church.
Please share your support and memories with Ruth's family on her tribute wall at www.stewartbaxter.com under obituaries.