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My sincere condolences on the passing of Ann. What a faithful and loving person she was. I know Jesus is holding her close. She was a strong Warrior and she will be deeply missed. RIH my sweet friend. You will be missed.
I want to say I am sorry I never made it back to Lafayette to spend time with her. Please forgive me. I love you all and pray peace and comfort during this very difficult time.
Ann is a dear friend and sister in Christ. She is greatly missed. We will treasure our memories of her until we join her in heaven.
Words may fail us as the Thomas family, you have fought the good fight of faith. Go well and will miss you and the laughter that we have had. Thank you for all the life lessons that you have taught specifically for me and that’s the legacy I will cherish for the rest of my life. Your black grand daughters Abigail & Ayla will miss you ohhhh sorry I mean to say brown grand daughters hahaha that’s the joke we used to make with mom Ann. May your soul Rest In Eternal Peace,
Moses, Brenda, Abigail & Ayla
Haven’t seen either of you for q long time, but think about you often. We knew ‘Ruthann’ forever and her family from the Cutler Presbyterian Church! Don’t know if you remember me or not but we used to meet on St. Rd. 26 buying Roasting Ears of Corn.
We know God is Good and will be with His people forever.
Irma & ‘Mick’ Cook
Wishing you and your family courage and peace during this time of mourning, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. It was such a pleasure getting to know Ann and the ICM work family. “Ann brought many gifts to our lives. I will never forget her.” My thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Dear Roberts family and friends.
I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my thoughts and prayers for you. May God give you all strength in this time. God Bless you all.
Dear Roberts family and friends:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. May God give you strength and comfort during this time. God Bless.
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Ruthann “Ann” Roberts was born September 10, 1946 and joined her parents, Vernon and Mildred Hausenfluck and brother Larry in Heaven on November 22, 2021. Ann graduated from Carroll high School in Flora in 1964; her RN nursing diploma from Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, and later her BSN from St. Joseph’s College.
During her career she worked in many areas of nursing. Her favorite was the emergency room, where she was the head nurse at Home Hospital. It was there she met her husband, Don. She was also involved in starting a home health care agency. Later Ann started Individualized Care Management (ICM), a medical case management company. After the sale of ICM, she was involved in setting up onsite medical clinics for large employers.
Ann was also very involved in the churches where her husband, Don, was the minister – leading singing, teaching classes and developing children’s programs. Her compassion came out when she heard about a young African ministry student, who had an infection in his jaw. She wanted to send him some antibiotics, but God had a different plan. God opened the door for Moses Thomas to come to the US for medical treatment and live with the Roberts family while he was here. Twenty-one years later Moses is married with two daughters and is bringing many people to Jesus in Africa. He refers to Ann as Mom and knows the impact she had on his life.
Ruthann’s greatest joy in life was making memories. Friends and family know that the first Christmas letter they will receive each year will be from ANN and Don! (Except this one) She enjoyed “camping” in their 5th wheel camper. She loved working in the yard and getting new flowers. This year she planted LOTS of zinnia seeds, which resulted in a forest of zinnias! Her strength and FAITH were shown by the fact that she is one of the few who survived endometrial cancer! Christmas time was always special for family and an annual trip to Virginia to Mountain Mission School where she took on the project of reaching out to the staff with Christmas gifts.
Ann touched many lives in many ways, she was deeply loved, and will be greatly missed!!
Ann is survived by her husband, Don Roberts; son, Darrell of Jameston, IN; and daughter, Sarah Grobbeleaar and her husband, Gideon and grandchildren, Alida and Audra of Omaha, NE; who are so special to her. She said, “If I had known grandchildren were so much fun, I would have had them first!” She loved doing crafts and projects with the girls.
Visitation will be held from 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Friday Nov. 26, 2021, at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Funeral Chapel with service to immediately follow at 11:00am. A memorial service with fellowship to follow the services at 1:30 pm at Brady Lane Church, 2701 Brady Ln., Lafayette, IN 47909. Memorial contributions may be made in Ruthann’s memory to the Brady Lane Church, or to the Mountain Mission School, 1760 Edgewater Dr., Grundy VA, 24614. Online condolences can be left to the family at www.tippecanoememorygardens.com.Tippecanoe Funeral Home is honored to be assisting the family with the arrangements.
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