Ruth Ann Hitchens, age 95, of Wilmington, DE passed away peacefully on Friday, March 17, 2017.

Born in September of 1921, she was the daughter of the late Wilson and Martha (Schwartz) Vansant. In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her husband Charles in 2001 and her step-father, Carl Mann.
Ruth grew up in Wilmington and graduated from the first graduating class at Conrad High in 1939. She was a housewife and loved spending her summers at Broadkill Beach.

Ruth is survived by her nephew Franklin Wilson and his wife Sharon, niece Jeanette Campbell, as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 22 at 10 am at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19808 where a funeral service will be held at 11 am. Interment will follow the service in Silverbrook Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made in Ruth’s name to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N. Poplar St. Wilmington, DE 19801.