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Ruth Ann Martin

March 15, 1949 — September 9, 2023


Ruth Ann Martin, 74 of Chandlerville, died on Saturday September 9, 2023 at Havana Health.

Ruth Ann was born in Beardstown, the daughter of Virgil and Emma Gene Smith. She married Eddie Martin of Chandlerville on September 26, 1986.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Virgil Fred Smith.

She is survived by her brother David Smith of Beardstown; her husband Eddie; her children Lisa Lee, (husband Brian Cassidy) of Huntsville, Texas, Bridget Wilcox of North Zulch, Texas, Christopher (Andy) Wilcox of North Zulch, Texas, Robin Peacock (husband Tom) of Gretna, Virginia and Susan Martin of Springfield, Illinois; 14 grandkids; and 13 great grandkids.

Ruth Ann was a graduate of Beardstown High School. Over the years she worked as a CNA and Cashier.

Thank you, to the staff at Havana Health Care Center and Compassus Hospice for taking great care of mom.

Cremation rites have been accorded and no formal services will be held. Colwell Memorial Home in Beardstown is handling the arrangements. Condolences can be left online at or on Facebook at Colwell Memorial Home.






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