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Ruth Anne Dingeldein


Service: 12:00pm Sat. February 23rd, 2019
Location: St. Teresa Catholic Church

DINGELDEIN, Ruth Anne, Mother, Ruth Anne, Granny, Rudy, Aunt Rudy - the quintessential lady who brought love and laughter to all - passed away peacefully on February 11, 2019. Ruth Anne Riley was born on December 7, 1927 to Jerry and Margaret (Lanigan) Riley. Younger sister to Fred and Eileen, Ruth Anne attended St. Raphael’s Grade School and Springfield Catholic Central High School before moving on to St. Mary’s of the Springs in Columbus, Ohio. Devoted Wife to the late Ted Dingeldein. We are so happy the two of you are reunited! Wonderful Mother to Tommy Dingeldein, Nancy & Eddie Jones, Peggy & Bob Schmittauer and Terry & Molly Dingeldein. The best Granny to Brandon, Pat, Casey, Shawn, Raymond and John; Rachel and Terry; Robby, Matt, Steven and Megan; Anna, Ruthie and Kate. A loving Great Grandmother to Penny, Marybel, Jason, Teddy, and Ian; Piper and Tucker; Greta, Henry, Will, Ryan, Mckenzie, Brynne, Jack and Robert. An incredible Aunt to, Mary Eileen Baratka, Rich Whalen, Tim Whalen, Dennis Whalen, Anne Whalen, Karen Whalen and Tommy Palmer. And Dear Friend to too many to count. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ted Dingeldein, brother, Fred Riley, sister, Eileen Whalen, daughter-in-law, Mary Dingeldein and two nephews, Terry Whalen and Jerry Whalen. Thank you for showing us all how to enjoy life and how to care so deeply for those around you; for being ‘Young At Heart’; for making Christmas the most magical time of the year; for your love of everything Irish; for always celebrating life and every holiday - including Gene Kelly’s, Frank Sinatra’s and George Clooney’s birthdays; for showing us how to swear like a lady - politely without harm, through perfectly applied lipstick, with manicured nails and martini in hand; for holding court and sharing your incredible grasp of history and your wisdom; and for leaving us with memories that will forever bring us joy. We are going to miss your smile, but are so thankful to have been loved by you. A visitation will be held from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at St. Teresa Catholic Church, 1827 N Limestone, Springfield, OH. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Springfield Catholic High School, 1200 E. High St., Springfield, Ohio 45505.
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Although these thoughts are late, I wish to join others with praise and celebration of your mother. Both she and your dad were always part of the fun in our house and felt like extended family. She was smart, sophisticated and always ready with a laugh. She will be greatly missed but thankful she was on this earth for all of us.

- Connie Meyer, Tuesday March 19th, 2019

What a beautiful tribute to your mother. I wish I had know her. You’ll be blessed with smiles every time she’s in your thoughts.

- Sandy Ingram , Sunday February 24th, 2019

Such a sad time for your family God Bless you my prayers are with you! RIP RuthAnn !

- Kimberle Henry. , Friday February 22nd, 2019

Ruth Anne was such an elegant and beautiful lady. Always with a smile on her face. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family God bless all who knew and loved her.

- Tina and Marge schmittauer , Thursday February 21st, 2019

tommy sorry for your loss. what a wonderful tribute to your mom. i enjoyed working with her at ccdhs. MOMS!

- kathleen brennan, Wednesday February 20th, 2019

What an absolutely beautiful obituary of such a wonderful woman. It describes her perfectly as she lived her life. Will miss hearing that voice and every time I think of her, I smile. We are thinking of all of you and will keep you in our prayers. Please hold tight to all of the special memories she left you with. Blessings.

- Gay & Mike Minette, Tuesday February 19th, 2019

Sorry to hear of Ruth Ann's passing. My prayers are with her entire family at this time. Worked with her for many years at Clark County Welfare Department (now CCDJFS). Saw her for an eight year period while I was processing taxes with the VITA Program at Elderly United (now United Senior Services).

- Madeline Schief , Tuesday February 19th, 2019

My prayers are with you and R I P Mrs. Dingeldein.

- Marilyn Burr, Monday February 18th, 2019

What a legacy your sweet momma has left for your family, and extended family. I have wonderful memories of your mom and dad. Your mom was one of a kind, she made all of us feel special and loved❤️

- Deb Dowler, Monday February 18th, 2019

So sorry to hear of this. She was a best friend to my mother Glo. I shared this with my mother and she just couldn’t stop talking about the wonderful memories and what a real blessing Ruth Anne was in her life. I always remember her house in Springfield and the happy times we had there! Lucky for the Montgomery’s to have had her as a friend!!

- Matt Montgomery , Monday February 18th, 2019

Dear Nancy,Peggy,Tommy,Terry and the whole Dingledine family, Ruth Ann will be missed by everyone but hopefully remembering the wonderful life your Mom and Dad had together will bring a smile to your heart and keep them close always.🙏🙏🙏

- Kathi Thompson, Monday February 18th, 2019

To the Dingeldein kids and family. Your mother had a lot of nicknames but she was always Mrs. Dingledein to me. Many great memories on both Northern Ave. and Roosevelt Drive. She always treated us great. She was even our Cub Scout Master. I can still hear he say " Eddie, it's time for you to go home now". You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Eddie and Connie.

- Ed Ebenger, Monday February 18th, 2019

I'm so sad for your loss. Always loved talking to Ruth Ann at work (CCDJFS). Loved her spunk and attitude. It does make me happy to look at the wonderful legacy she leaves behind.

- Sandi O'Connor (Wickham), Sunday February 17th, 2019

Ruth Anne touched so many lives. She just loved people and enjoyed visits from the younger generation. She and Ted were a huge part of my life and im lucky that i was close to both. My heart will always hold a special place for them. Thanks for the Memories.

- Beth Stegner, Sunday February 17th, 2019

Dear Tommy....a beautiful tribute to your Mom...a life well lived. Sending our heartfelt condolences.

- Dan & Bonnie Schutte, Sunday February 17th, 2019

Tommy, SOOO sad for your loss! I remember your momma when we all lived on Northern Ave! YOU were my very first friend! I am sad to say I didn't know Ruth Ann later in life, but her Obit says she sure lived life to the fullest!

- Maureen Sigafoos (Kuss), Sunday February 17th, 2019

So sorry fir your loss, Tommy. Prayers for you and your family.

- Mary Anne Ray, Sunday February 17th, 2019

So very sorry to hear if Rudy’s passing. She was a Lady of the highest honor! A delight to know and so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to the whole family. A smile will cross my face when I think of her. Your memories are the very best she could leave with you all. Our heartfelt sympathy.

- Judy & Don Caprlli, Sunday February 17th, 2019

Dearest Fancy and Rachel - our deepest sympathy... May the wonderful memories and happiness carry you as you celebrate her life. I'm so blessed to "know" her via her beautiful legacy, YOU! Loads of love, Karla and fam

- Karla, Sunday February 17th, 2019

Condolences and prayers.

- Sheila Dillon, Sunday February 17th, 2019

Terry, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was such a sweet lady and was always so nice to me. I hope you find comfort in all your wonderful memories with your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.❤

- Kathleen Foreman-Rountree , Sunday February 17th, 2019

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