Ruth Ann Michaels, 69, of Elizabethtown, IL died on Tuesday, April 19, 2017 at Harrisburg Medical Center. Mrs. Michaels was born on May 3, 1947 in Thayer, Missouri to Melvin Cotham and Treva (Mulky) Cotham. She is survived by her husband, Arnold Michaels of Elizabethtown, IL; son, Rio Michaels of Rosell, IL; sisters, Jean (Ed) Hoffmann, Bonnie Johnston, Debra Skarzypinski; brother, Dan Cotham; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is proceeded in death by her parents, Melvin and Treva Cotham; and sister, Mickie Cotham. Hardin County Funeral Service, Cox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Per Mrs. Michaels wishes she has been cremated. A memorial service will be announced at a later date.