Ruth Ann Maldeney, 75, Decatur, passed away at 6 a.m. Sunday, June 8, 2014, at her residence.
She was born Thursday, Dec. 29, 1938, in Allen County, the daughter of the late Henry S. and Cecilia (Hoffman) Renninger. Ruth Ann married her husband of 54 years, Richard E. Maldeney, April 30, 1960, in St. Joseph Catholic Church-Hessen Cassel; he survives.
She was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in Decatur, the International Music Association Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, Toledo Area Polka Society and the Ohio Polka Boosters.
Ruth was a graduate of Hoagland High School Class of 1957.
She retired from Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. in March of 2000 after 34 years of service.
Surviving are two daughters, Deborah S. (Kay) Maldeney of Fishers and Rhonda J. (Barb) Maldeney of Kendallville; four brothers, Eugene (Mary) Renninger, Arthur (Julie) Renninger and Richard (Karen) Renninger, all of Fort Wayne and Robert (Marge) Renninger of Yoder; three sisters, Gertrude Brames of Monroeville, Sister Theresa Renninger O.S.F. of Avilla and Sister Marilyn Renninger O.S.F. of Frankfort, Ill.; and a sister-in-law, Rose Renninger of Fort Wayne.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Henry, Jerome, Norbert and Jule Renninger; a sister, Judith Renninger; and a brother-in-law, Parnell Brames.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, with Father Dave Voors officiating.
Internment will follow in the St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery-Hessen Cassel, Fort Wayne.
Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Zwick and Jahn Funeral Home, Decatur, and one hour prior to services Wednesday at the St. Mary’s Parish Hall. A Rosary service will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to Family LifeCare-Hospice, masses or Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart.