MATTOON -- Ruth M. Snowden, age 86, of Mattoon, IL, passed away at 3:25 P.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, at Mattoon Health Care Center.

A funeral mass in her honor will be held at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 13, 2018, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 320 N. 21st Street, Mattoon, IL 61938. A graveside burial will be held immediately after at Calvary Cemetery. The visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral mass at the church. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Ruth was born on December 5, 1931 in Mattoon, IL, the daughter of Ivan and Catherine (Connell) Snowden. She is survived by her sister, Kathleen L. Steward of Lone Tree, CO, eight nephews, fives nieces, and several great nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Ivan “Thomas” Snowden Jr., and Edward Snowden.

Ruth was a lifetime member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She dedicated her life to her career as a research analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). She was proud of her prize possessions of an impressive antique collection of Fine English China. Ruth will be greatly missed by her family.

Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.

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