Ruth Ann Bodenhausen
Ruth Ann Bodenhausen, 91, formerly of St. Joseph, died July 24, 2013 in Cameron Park, California.
She was born in Dekalb, Missouri to Alvin and Sterlie Smith; graduated from Lafayette High School and Johnson’s Business School.
She married Earl Bodenhausen in 1941 and they had three children. She was a homemaker on the family’s dairy farm in Cosby.
Ruth Ann was an active member of Cosby United Methodist Church and later Clair United Methodist Church. She loved baking, gardening, photography, outdoor activities, and traveling to visit family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; daughter, Marilyn; and brothers, Robert David and Wallace Smith.
Survivors: daughter, Carolyn Beadnall (Marvin), Atlanta; son, Craig Bodenhausen (Nancy), Placerville, California; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; brother, John Thomas Smith (Sue), Dekalb, Missouri; and sisters, Beulah Hoover, Unionville, Missouri and Betty Slove, Joliet, Illinois.
Services: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, Clair United Methodist Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Friday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Clair United Methodist Church, 2 SE 68th Rd, St. Joseph, Mo, 64507. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.