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Personal note from Marcia, Alfred and Malcolm

We are grateful that we enjoyed a long life with Mother. She taught us to love travel, be curious and live by the Golden Rule...do unto others what you would have them do unto you. Your love and support is deeply appreciated. One of the most meaningful ways to honor Mother is to post your stories and photos to share your experiences with Mother about how she made a difference in your life.

In lieu of flowers, a Memorial Fund in. her name has been set up to benefit the National Society of Arts and Letters.
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Obituary

Ruth Ann Proudfoot, 94, passed away on May 05, 2022, at Wellmore in Tega Cay, South Carolina, surrounded by her friends and family.


Ruth Ann, born on February 19, 1928 to Alvin Christian Shumm and Thyra Vivian Shumm in Carthage Indiana, immediately brought joy and laughter into the world. Ruth Ann went on to graduate from Arsenal Technical High School in 1946 as an honor student. Her academic prowess earned her a scholarship to pursue …

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Memorial events are private

The family will hold a private Memorial service. Ruth Ann will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois.

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Community Involvement

Church

Attendee of

First United Methodist Church Clearwater, FL

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National Society of Arts and Letters

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National Panhellenic Conference

Service Organization
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Children's Home and Aid

Service Organization
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Morton Plant Hospital

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Connecticut State Federation of Music Clubs

Civic Organization
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American Association of University Women

Activism Group
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Young Audiences of Chicago

Volunteer of

Chicago Lyric Opera Guild

Volunteer of

U.S.O. Women's Board

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Evanston Woman's Board of Northwestern University Settlement

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Associate Alumnae of Northwestern

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Regency Oaks

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Music Alumnae Board of Northwestern

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Schubert Club

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Stamford Symphony

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Thursday Musical

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Chicago North Side Symphony

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Member of

Pi Kappa Lambda

Fraternity or Sorority
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Alpha Lambda Delta

Fraternity or Sorority
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Sigma Alpha Iota

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member Upsilon Chapter of

Delta Delta Delta

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What were Ruth Ann's favorite movies?
She loved adventure and complicated plots. Her movie interests followed her reading …
She loved adventure and complicated plots. Her movie interests followed her reading genres.
She loved adventure and complicated plots. Her movie interests followed her reading genres.
What were Ruth Ann's favorite ways to spend free time?
What free time? Reading...
What free time? Reading...
What free time? Reading...
What were Ruth Ann's favorite local spots?
Ruth Ann enjoyed going to Nino's Italian Restaurant in Mt. Kisco, NY about a 30 minu…
Ruth Ann enjoyed going to Nino's Italian Restaurant in Mt. Kisco, NY about a 30 minute drive n…
Ruth Ann enjoyed going to Nino's Italian Restaurant in Mt. Kisco, NY about a 30 minute drive north from her home in Sta…
What were Ruth Ann's favorite ways to exercise?
Tennis
Tennis
Tennis

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Born

February 19th, 1928
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Graduated from high school

1946
Arsenal Technical High School, East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Graduated from college

1950
Northwestern University, Clark Street, Evanston, IL
Bachelors of Music Education

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Cause of death

Mother lived a healthy life but recently suffered from Dementia that clouded her thoughts and kept her from playing her flute.

Method of disposition

Cremation

Final resting place

Mount Hope Cemetery

11500 S Fairfield Ave, Chicago, IL 60655
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