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Ruth Zander
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Obituary for Ruth Zander

Ruth Zander,88 passed away in Hot Springs Village on May 1, 2017. She was born in Magdeburg, Germany to the late Walter Schwarze and Anna (Bischoff) Schwarze on November 19, 1928.

Ruthie was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband of 60 years, Werner F. Zander. Survivors are her daughters; Doris Brashear (Ken) and Marianne Roccosanto (John), granddaughter; Katie Brashear.

She will be remembered for her kind spirit and dedication to her community and church. Ruthie was an avid golfer and bowler. She enjoyed crafty activities such as crocheting, knitting and digital embroidery, and was an exceptional cook, baker and seamstress.

In fact, Ruthie was instrumental in assisting, guiding and encouraging Mt. Carmel residents in the continuation of the Prayer Bear Helping Hands Mission Outreach Program.

Celebration of Life Services will be held, Wednesday, May 03, 2017, 10 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Community with Pastor Carol Stewart officiating and 2:00 p.m. at Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church in Hot Springs Village with Dr. Walter “Bubba” Smith and Rev. Sheila Jones officiating.

In honor of Ruthie’s giving spirit, her family requests donations be made to Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church or Mt. Carmel Community.

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Memorial Service




10:00 AM
Mt. Carmel Community

540 Ponce De Leon Drive
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas 71909

Memorial Service




2:00 PM
Christ of the Hills United Methodist Church

700 Balearic Road
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909


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