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RuthAnn Penrod, 68, Decatur, passed away at 1:22 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, following a brief illness.
RuthAnn was born July 30, 1945, in Decatur, the daughter of Harold C. Hoffman, who died April 17, 2006, and Myrtle M. (Schrock) Hoffman, who died Jan. 5, 1965.
She married Richard L. Penrod April 6, 1979, in Washington D.C.; he survives.
RuthAnn was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints-Mormon, in Decatur.
She was employed by CTS Corp in Berne for 35 years. Following the closure of CTS, she was employed for six years at Decatur Wal-Mart. Following her graduation from high school, she worked for the FBI in Washington D.C. for a period of five years.
Surviving are her step-mother, Mary A. Hoffman of Decatur; two brothers, Michael (Diana) Hoffman and Thomas Sheets, both of Decatur; two sisters, Vicki (Allen) Milholland and Julie O’Beirne of Decatur; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Hoffman of Decatur and Adele Sheets of San Diego, Calif.; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Preceding RuthAnn in death was a son, Richard L. Penrod II; and two brothers, Ronald L Hoffman and Jesse E. Sheets.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 88 W. Cardinal Pass, Decatur, with President James E. Steele officiating.
Burial will take place Saturday at the Crane Cemetery in Murphysboro, Ill.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 5-8 p.m. Tuesday in the Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.
Preferred memorials are to Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormon)-Decatur; or St. Paul Lutheran Church-Preble.