Ruth Ann DeGonia

Ruth Ann DeGonia

Ruth Ann DeGonia of Arcadia, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at her residence. She was 83.

She was born on May 13, 1936 in Arcadia, the daughter of the late Ervin and Mary (Hopkins) DeGonia.

Ruth Ann is survived by five children, Kathy Lubbers and husband, Glenn of Arcadia, Mary Michelle Exley of Jackson, Barbara Holt of Arcadia, Jerry Wilson and wife, Vicky of Park Hills, and Melissa Phillips and husband, Walt of Creve Coeur.

She is also survived by two sisters, Virginia Harding and husband, Art of Florissant, and Lillian Blanton of Ironton; 13 grandchildren, 12 great- grandchildren; her sister-in-law, Juanita DeGonia Hunt of Arcadia; as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ruth Ann was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl DeGonia and Harold DeGonia and her brother-in-law, John Blanton

Ruth Ann was a member of Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Church. She was a 1954 graduate of the Ursuline Academy in Arcadia.  She was a member of the Ladies Sodality and worked as a housekeeper for the priests for several years.  Ruth served as an Alderwoman for the City of Arcadia.  She volunteered at the hospital and was a member of the Red Hats Society.

A memorial visitation was held on July 1, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Church Fellowship Hall.

A Memorial Mass followed beginning at 10 a.m. at Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Church.

Interment was held at 2:30 p.m. on July 1, 2019 at Arcadia Valley Memorial Park.   

Memorials may be made to Ste. Marie du Lac Catholic Church.

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