Ruth M. Mitchell ,91, of Dahlgren, passed away Saturday, September 19, 2020, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon, IL. She was born December 2, 1928, in Wabash County, the daughter of William and Lorene (Wahler) Ankenbrand. Ruth married Wilford L. Mitchell on June 15,1950. They were married for 38 years until his passing in 1989.
Ruth was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. She loved sewing and making beautiful quilts for her friends and family. She served as a 4-H leader in Hamilton County for over 25 years.
She is survived by her sons, David J. (Debbie) Mitchell, Paul R. (Ernestine) Mitchell and Jim (Tammy) Mitchell; daughters, Diana (Everett) Lemke, Linda K. Burkes and Sandra (Chris) McGee; and brothers, Mike (Marilyn) Ankenbrand, Bill (Alice) Ankenbrand, Dr. Lawrence Ankenbrand , Dr. Ralph (Susan) Ankenbrand, Gene (Brenda) Ankenbrand and sister-in-law Geneva Ankenbrand. She is survived by eleven grandchildren and twenty-six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilford, brother John, and sisters-in-law Maureen Ankenbrand and Janet Ankenbrand.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Make-A-Wish Illinois can be mailed to Stendeback Family Funeral Home, 200 S. Walnut St., Carmi, IL 62821.
Private family services will be held. Online condolences may be left at stendebackfamilyfuneralhome.com. The Stendeback Family Funeral Home in Enfield is in charge of arrangements.
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