Ruth Ann Rademacher


(March 1, 2002)

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated today (Tuesday) at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Ruth Ann Rademacher, 79, who died Friday, March 1 at the Powell Hospital, several weeks after suffering a heart attack.

Father Tom Ogg will officiate. A Christian wake service was held Monday at 7 p.m. at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

Ruth Ann McGary Rademacher was born Nov. 1, 1922, at Hyattville to Willard and Clara (Pritchard) McGary. She lived and attended schools in Powell, graduating with the high school class of 1940.

While working in California, she met John R. (Jack) Rademacher of Antioch. They were married on June 30, 1946. Their only child, Kathleen Ann Rademacher, was born on Dec. 28, 1948.

Jack and Ruth Rademacher and daughter Kathy lived in Antioch and Byran, Calif., for many years where Jack worked for Dupont. Ruth was a homemaker, and Kathy was a school teacher. The Rademacher Ranch was always open to friends and family, who recall that Ruth's wit and warmth made everyone feel welcome.

Ruth returned to Powell in November of 2001, residing here until her death.

Survivors include two brothers, George McGary and wife Rosemary of Powell and Ivan McGary and wife Vernett of Cody; and many loving nieces and nephews.

Her husband Jack, daughter Kathy, six brothers and four sisters preceded her in death.

Per her wishes, burial will be beside her husband and daughter in Holy Cross Cemetery in Antioch, Calif.