Ruth Ann Ackley

May 11, 1954 Nov. 10, 2013

Ruth Ann Ackley joined her mother, Carmela Therese, her father Raymond Paul, and a sister, Tina Marie, in eternal rest on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at the age of 59.

Ruth Ann was born May 11, 1954, with Down syndrome and had lived most of her life in group homes, most recently Good Hope Manor, where she was blessed with extraordinary caregivers.

A special thank you to Mrs. Woods, who not only cared for Ruth, but added joy to her life for the past 12 years.

Ruth Ann knew sign language and loved to dance. In addition, she enjoyed looking at books and magazines and coloring.

She is survived by her siblings, Mary Therese Ackley, Cheryl Ann Ackley, Carol Jean Ackley, Richard (Lynn) Ackley, Greg (Kim) Ackley and Dave Ackley, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 until the 12:30 p.m. funeral service Thursday, Nov. 14, at the Evert-Luko Funeral Home, 170 Warren Ave., Hartland. Her final rest will be in St. Charles Cemetery, Hartland.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family are appreciated.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at