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Ruthann Nelson

Ruthann "Hanko" Nelson

Tuesday, May 20th, 1930 - Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Ruthann Nelson (Ruth Anne Hanko), 88, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Newton, NJ.
Born in Evanston, IL, to the late Alexander and Anne (Donahie) Hanko, Ruthann graduated from St. Cecilia High School in Englewood, NJ, and from Englewood Hospital as a Registered Nurse in 1952. Throughout her life, she lived in Bergenfield, Ridgefield Park, New Milford, and Cape May, NJ. She worked at Riverdell Hospital in Oradell and Cape Regional Hospital in Cape May, and was a dedicated volunteer at The Museum of Cape May County.
Predeceased by her husband Roy in 2007 after over fifty years together, and sister Nancy, also in 2007, Ruthann is survived by her loving daughter Deborah and her husband, Ralph; grandchildren Ralph and his wife, Christy, and Richard and his wife, Julianne; four great-grandchildren; sister Paula, brother Peter, and brother in-law Ronald and his wife, Joan.
Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral at Ferguson–Vernon Funeral Home, 241 Route 94, (One Vanderhoof Court for GPS), Vernon, NJ, on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 1:00pm. Religious service will be held at 4:30pm.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 1:00pm - 4:30pm
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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  • Service

    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 | 4:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, February 5th, 2019 4:30pm
    Location
    Ferguson - Vernon Funeral Home
    Address
    241 Route 94
    VERNON, NJ 07462
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    Officiant
    Rev. Christopher Bruesehoff
  • Interment

    Location
    Cedar Lawn Crematory
    Address
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    PATERSON, NJ
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Posted at 05:00pm
Go with God, my dear sister, whom I should have known better. peter
DF

Debra Forte

Posted at 12:58pm
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. I haven't seen her for awhile but I remember her laugh like it was yesterday. She was so much fun to be around. My mom thought so much of her as did I. She will be missed. Love, Deb Forte
TF

The Heerema Family

Posted at 08:30am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Ruthann holding me around 1944-1945