Ruth Ann Hardy, 89, of Owensboro passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 under the care of St. Anthony's Hospice in Henderson. Born August 1, 1931 in St. Joseph to the late Erle and Corin Riney Mulligan, Ruth Ann was devoted to her faith, family, friends and adored her grandchildren. A life-long member of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, she was a recipient of the Sophia Award, a member of the Altar Society, and sang in the choir. Ruth Ann was fun to be around and enjoyed playing Canasta, watching UK basketball, and spending time at Barkley Lake where her husband would fish while she read a book.
In addition to her parents, Ruth also was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Ira Hardy in 2010; brothers, Harold, John M., and William J. "Billy" Mulligan; sisters, Suzetta Ebelhar, Marion Mattingly, Geraldine Simmons, Frances Boswell O'Bryan, and Mildred Timbrook; son-in-law, Mike Collignon.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Donna DeMar (Richard) of Henderson, Sharon Dukes (Dave) of Columbia, Tennessee, Dr. Judith McGuinn (Michael), Sandra Self (Allen), Scott Hardy (Tina), Mary Lou Jones (Mike), Barry Hardy (Cathy), all of Owensboro; 28 grandchildren and 29 plus 2 on the way great-grandchildren; sisters, Martha Jean Kauffeld (Jim) and Mary Jane Alexander; numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be 11:00 am Friday at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Alphonsus Cemetery. The service will be live streamed on the church Facebook page. Family and friends shall wear appropriate personal protective masks and social distance.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. Anthony Hospice, 2410 S. Green St, Henderson, KY 42420 or Wendell Foster, 815 Triplett St, Owensboro, KY 42303.
Memories and condolences for the family of Ruth Ann Hardy may be left at www.glenncares.com