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Ruth E. Hitchens

Ruth E. Hitchens, 98, of Decatur, IL passed away at 11:50 PM, December 1, 2018 at Decatur Memorial Hospital, Decatur, IL.


Services will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Forsyth United Methodist Church with Rev. Andy Maxwell officiating.  Burial will be 1 PM Thursday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Riverton, IL.  Visitation will be 9:00 – 10:30 AM Thursday at the church.  Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL is in charge of arrangements.


Memorials may be directed to the Forsyth United Methodist Church, Forsyth, IL or the Kenney United Methodist Church, Kenney, IL.


Ruth was born June 13, 1920 in Buffalo Hart, IL the daughter of Ben F. and Blanche (Andrews) Hoff.  She married Leslie George Hitchens, Jr. on January 7, 1938 in Covington, IN.  He passed away June 1, 2003.


Survivors include her children: Richard Hitchens (Karole Johnson), Oreana, IL; Cheryl Lehman, Forsyth, IL; and Charlene (Ron) Letterly, Leesburg, FL and Springfield, IL; 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 son in infancy; 1 brother and 1 sister; and son-in-law, Norman Lehman.


Ruth was a member of the Kenney United Methodist Church.  She was a member of the Bookkeepers Book Club and Home Betterment, Forsyth, IL.  Ruth retired from Spector Freight where she of an office clerk.


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