Ruth E. Hanewich

December 7, 1926 — April 20, 2018

Ruth E. Hanewich

91 year old, Ruth E. Hanewich of Wheatfield (Kniman), passed away April 20, 2018.

On December 7, 1926 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, Ruth was born to Floyd E and Helen B. (Corbett) Allyn. Ruth graduated from Wheatfield High School in 1944. She married the love of her life, Alex Hanewich on October 31, 1945. Ruth enjoyed being a farmer’s wife. She was a member of the Kniman United Methodist Church, served on the Kankakee Valley School Board for 12 years, a 4-H Leader for 27 years, a member of the Royal Neighbors, and served on the Township Advisory Board. Ruth was even a baseball coach for little league (the only woman coach at the time).

Ruth is survived by her children: Karen (John) Systma, Barbara (Nick) Tillema, and Lynn (Steve) Waymouth, daughter-in-laws: Sheila Hanewich and Laura Hanewich, 15 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren, brother: Ed (Kathy) Allyn, and brother-in-law: Mose Homoky.

Ruth was preceded in death by her: husband: Alex, sons: Mike, Tim & Thomas, daughter: Gloria Hicks, granddaughter: Lauren (Hanewich) Lammon, grandson: Joshua Hanewich, and sister: Jane

Friends are invited to visit with the family from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the Boersma Funeral Home, 90 East Grove St., Wheatfield, Indiana. Services for Ruth will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David Patterson officiating, interment will follow at Weston Cemetery, Rensselaer.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to: Kniman United Methodist Church.

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