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In Memory of

Ruth Guillaume

April 14, 1924 - April 2, 2015

Obituary


Ruth E. Guillaume, 90, Kansas City, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9, Parkville, MO. Visitation will precede the service from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

Ruth was born April 14, 1924 in Rockville, CT to Pete and Irene Morin. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington, DC in 1942, then worked for the FBI until she married Robert "Bob" Hannan on Sept. 27,...

Ruth E. Guillaume, 90, Kansas City, passed away peacefully on April 2, 2015. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 AM at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9, Parkville, MO. Visitation will precede the service from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Mt Olivet Cemetery, Kansas City.

Ruth was born April 14, 1924 in Rockville, CT to Pete and Irene Morin. She graduated from Notre Dame Academy in Washington, DC in 1942, then worked for the FBI until she married Robert "Bob" Hannan on Sept. 27, 1944. In 1948, Ruth and Bob moved to Kansas City, residing in Redemptorist Parish and St. Francis Xavier Parish

Ruth had a great love for the Girl Scouts which began at age 10 and continued throughout her life. She served as a Troop Leader for her daughters while they were in Scouts. She trained other troop leaders for approximately six years and served as program chair on the Board of Directors for two years. She also served as Camp Director at Camp Timberlake for two years. Ruth was the fifth person in Kansas City to receive the St. Anne's Award, given to outstanding Girl Scout leaders by the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese.

Ruth and her husband, Bob, owned and operated Hannan's Café at two different locations in KC for a period of 12 ½ years, until Bob's death in 1975.

In 1980, Ruth married Anthony "Tony" Guillaume, where they lived in St Therese Parish, Parkville and received the Bishop's Award in Feb. 1990 for the contributions and years of service there. Ruth was again recognized by St Therese in Feb. 1994 for her dedicated service to the parish. They enjoyed 33 years together, until Tony's passing in 2013.

She attended and graduated from New Wine, a diocesan formation program for lay ministry in April, 1991.

Ruth was involved with many endeavors through her life and a variety of offices:
''' PTA President at St. Francis Xavier Grade School
''' PTA President at Loretto Academy for two years
''' President of Widows and Widowers in the KC-St. Joseph Diocese
''' President of the Altar & Rosary Society at St. Therese
''' President of the KC-St. Joseph Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (DCCW)
''' Chairperson of various DCCS commissions
''' Province Director (state of Missouri) for the National Council of Catholic Women (NCCW)

Outside of her family and church, Ruth enjoyed quilting and various types of dance. She was always ready for a party and, more often than not, was the instigator behind the planning. She led a full and happy life and brought much joy to others through her enthusiasm. Our light on earth has dimmed, but that in heaven has grown brighter.

Ruth was preceded in death by her parents and two husbands, along with a sister, Jeanne Marie McDade. She is survived by daughters Kathleen (Larry) Ginter and Maureen Dahnke; grandchildren Kala (Paul) Meyer and DC1 Pete (Bonnie) Ginter, US Navy; great-grandchildren Delaney Meyer, Christopher (Topper) Meyer; Marilyn Ginter and Austin Ginter; and many beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

Special thanks to all the Third Floor staff at Rosewood Health and Rehab Center at The Groves and to the Groves Community Hospice who provided Ruth not only excellent care, but a great deal of love during her time at Rosewood. They were indeed angels on earth for Ruth and her family, and we are deeply grateful.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to Groves Community Hospice, 15600 Woods Chapel Road, Suite A, Kansas City, MO 64139. Fond memories and condolences may be left at www.mcgilleyantiochchapel.com as arrangements are under the direction of McGilley Antioch Chapel, 3325 NE Vivion, 816-453-7700