Sunday, June 24, 2012


Ruth Ann Medearis, 66, of Chillicothe died Sunday, June 24, 2012, at her residence.

Born Nov. 6, 1945, in Beardstown to Herbert Conrad and Esther Fay (Hamand) Johnson, she married Robert Clarence Medearis in Peoria on Aug. 7, 1964. He survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Angela Medearis-Snethen of Ft. Worth, Texas, and Dawn Medearis-Bowers of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Marden Johnson Sr.  

She worked for Caterpillar in Mossville as a line checker for seven year and CNA at Proctor.

She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.

Cremation rites will be accorded and a graveside memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, at Chillicothe City Cemetery. The Rev. Keith Walder will officiate. Funeral arrangements are by Weber-Hurd Funeral Home.  

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Rescue 33 or Methodist Hospice.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com.