Ruth N. (Powers) Anspaugh

Born: Sat., Mar. 20, 1920
Died: Sun., Mar. 29, 2015


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Apr. 02, 2015
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Apr. 02, 2015
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

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Ruth N. Anspaugh, 95, of Angola, formerly of Pleasant Lake, died Sunday, March 29, 2015 at Select Specialty Hospital, Fort Wayne.

She was a cook at the MSD of Steuben County for 17 years, retiring in 1982.
In her younger years she worked as a telephone operator for General Telephone Company.

She was a member of Pleasant View Church of Christ and Past President and volunteer of the Cameron Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.  

She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles, traveling, playing bingo and helping out at Tom’s Donuts.  She also collected Beanie Babies and donated them to the Angola City Police department for children in need.

Ruth was born March 20, 1920 in Pleasant Lake to Basil and Dorothy (Berlien) Powers.  She married Louis Anspaugh on November 12, 1944.

Surviving are two sons Eric (Mikki) Anspaugh of Pleasant Lake and Galen (Pam) Anspaugh of Auburn; one daughter Colleen (Tom) Saylor of Jimmerson Lake, Fremont; one brother Dean (Jean) Powers of Pleasant Lake;  5 grandchildren, Todd Saylor, Shane Saylor, Taryn Harris, Alex Yarian and Sam Yarian ; 8 great-grandchildren, Courtnee, Kendra, Kara, Tom, Amanda, Reagan, Austin and Olyvia and one great-great grandson Saylor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Louis Anspaugh on October 16, 1980, one brother Clyde Powers and one sister Lois Roberts.

Funeral Services will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola with
Rev. Dr. Jim Farrer officiating.  Visitation will be from 10-11 AM prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the Pleasant Lake Cemetery, Pleasant Lake, Indiana.

Memorials may be given in Ruth’s memory to the Cameron Memorial Community Hospital.

Charitable donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the following organization:

Cameron Memorial Community Hospital
Angola, Indiana

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Christina Tritch
   Posted Mon March 30, 2015
My prayers are with all of you at this time. I didn't know Ruth as well as I did Louis, but I remember her from the cafeteria at Pleasant Lake. May God comfort your hearts and give you His peace.

George Gilbert
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Coleen, Eric and Galen,

I have many fond memories of your mother on the farm, then in Pleasant Lake and at Cameron Woods with my mother. She always had a smile and a kind word. We are out of town and unable to attend the services. Know you'll be in our thoughts and prayers. May loving memories and God's grace comfort you at this sad time.

George & Stacy Gilbert

Dave Petrie
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Galen; (and Eric & Coleen)
Sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences.
Be thankful for the many years you were able to have your mother with you.

Steve and Linda Lovejoy Ferro
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Colleen and Families,

We are sending prayers and asking for comfort on the passing of you Mother. May beautiful memories fill the emptiness soon.

Lin and Steve

Phil & Sandy Herl
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Our condolences and prayers to you and you family. GOD bless

Phyllis (Everett) & Douglas Horn
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your Mom (and Dad) were wonderful and will be sadly missed by all.

annette clark
   Posted Tue March 31, 2015
Colleen and Family

So So Sorry. I have so many fond Memories. Her Smile and Laugh! All the slumber Parties we had. She was a very Special Lady. And raised 3 Great Children. She was Proud of all of you.
Love you all
Annette, Bob and Family

Vicky Tiffany
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
Dear Coleen ,

I did not know your mum but her picture says it alll. A sweet and lovely lady. My heartfelt condolences go out to you and all of your family during this sad time of great loss. God Bless and hold tight to your memories. They will see you through this sad time.


Marilyn and Gary Bumgarner
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
To the Anspaugh family,

We were sorry to see that your mother has passed away. She, your
father and your Powers grandparents were so important to Pleasant
Lake. May they all rest in peace.

Roger and Andrea Sunday
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015

Sorry to hear about your Mom. We will be thinking about you in the days ahead.

Roger Caton
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
My deepest sympathy. There are no other words. Rog

Carol Gould
   Posted Wed April 01, 2015
My sincerest condolences on the loss of your beloved Mother. Peace be with you.