December 18, 1946 - June 25, 2021
Ruth Ann Mitchell, 74 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on June 25, 2021 at Evelyn's House, Creve Coeur, MO. She was born December 18, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, daughter of the late Vernon, and Mary, nee Dohrman, Lark. She was married to the late James O'Neal Mitchell. They were married June 24, 1967, in New Hanover, IL. He had passed away on January 12, 2014. Ruth Ann was a member of Zoar United Church of Christ, New Hanover, IL, and the American Legion Post #581 Auxiliary. Ruth Ann held her family very close to her heart and took great pride in the love they all shared. She expressed her love and kindness to those around her by taking time to make sure others were taken care of and supported. Ruth Ann enjoyed volunteering many hours at the American Legion Post in Columbia, where she made many lifelong friendships. Surviving are her two daughters, Tammy (Darren) Hines of Columbia, IL, and Holly Dreher of Columbia, IL; three grandchildren, Brayden Hines, Kelton Hines, and Max Dreher; sister-in-law, Phylis Lark, along with other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Larry Lark. Visitation will be Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, at Leesman Funeral Home in Columbia, IL. Funeral services will be held 11:00 am, Thursday July 1, 2021, at Leesman Funeral Home in Columbia, IL, with Rev. Daryl Skaer, officiating. Interment will follow in the Evangelical St. Paul Cemetery, Columbia, IL. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Zoar United Church of Christ 9103 D Road, New Hanover, IL 62236, American Legion Post 581 Aux. Columbia, IL, Evelyn's Hospice House, 1000 N. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO, 63141, or charity of the donor's choice. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL, handled arrangements.
Ruth Ann Mitchell, 74 years, of Columbia, IL, passed away on June 25, 2021 at Evelyn's House, Creve Coeur, MO. She was born December 18, 1946, in St. Louis, MO, daughter of the late Vernon, and Mary, nee Dohrman, Lark. She was married to the... View Obituary & Service Information
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