Ruth Ann Bodenhausen

Ruth Ann Bodenhausen

1921-2013

 

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.



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Messages of Condolence

  1. Glenda Chiles says:

    Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s death. This together with your sister’s passing must be overwhelming to your soul. I long to bring comfort to you, knowing that my words are insignificant at a time like this. I am trusting in God to bring that “peace that passeth understanding” because you and He have a special relationship. You are a kindred spirit and I love you. May God flood you with His love and reassuring spirit. In humbleness, your friend, Glenda

  2. REGGIE & CHERI SMITH, ELLIJAY, GA says:

    CAROLYN & FAMILY,

    WE ARE SADDENED OVER YOUR LOSS BUT YET REJOYCE THAT YOUR MOTHER IS WITH HER LORD. WE TRUST THAT, AS GLENDA SAID, YOU WILL HAVE THAT “PEACE THAT PASSETH UNDERSTANDING” ABIDE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IS OUR PRAYER. REGGIE & CHERI

  3. Erma Brinton says:

    Our sympathy & prayers. Erma Brinton & family, Gower, MO

  4. Marva Kapp Murawski says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have many fond memories of your family during my growing up years in Cosby. Marva

  5. Gloria Hicks says:

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your dear loved one. During your time of sorrow, may you be comforted by God’s promise –Psalms 34:18. May the thought of you seeing your dear loved one again bring you peace –Acts 24:15

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