Ruth Ann Sansing

March 22, 1921September 14, 2013

Mrs. Billy M. Sansing (Ruth Ann Chaney) was born March 22, 1921, in San Benito, Texas. She was the daughter of A. B. Chaney and Ruth Jolly Chaney. She lived her early years in Arkansas and Missouri, as her father was a civil engineer with the Missouri-Pacific Railroad. She attended Christian College in Columbia, Missouri for her freshman year. She transferred to the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in home economics. She met Billy M. Sansing in 1941 on Pearl Harbor Day, and married the then Lieutenant Sansing in Little Rock on October 3, 1942. Her career as a successful homemaker featured stops in Texas, Mexico, Connecticut, Ohio, and Illinois. Her three children became the center of her productive life, while cooking and gardening were her interests. Her nutritional education helped her become one of the early advocates of healthful eating.

She leaves behind her husband Billy; brother James B. Chaney; son David, his wife Caroline, and grandson Dean; daughter Cynthia Sansing Mycoskie, her husband, Steve Chapman, and grandsons Christopher, Kevin, and Craig Mycoskie; and son Richard and his wife Deana. She was an active supporter of numerous charitable efforts, particularly of environmental and animal causes. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. A lifelong Presbyterian, she was an active member of John Calvin Presbyterian Church in San Antonio. Ruth Ann’s retirement years were spent in The Towers on Park Lane in San Antonio, where she played an active role in its governance. In her final years, she was faithfully cared for by Virginia Morales.

Memorial services will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 20, 2013 at John Calvin Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Malcolm L. McQueen officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the John Calvin Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 8102 Midcrown, S.A., TX 78239.


  • Memorial Service Friday, September 20, 2013

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March 22, 2016

You would have been 95 today.We still miss you terribly. RIP; as I know that you're in a better place.

Jean Tulloss Marmion

September 22, 2013

Billy, your loss of darling Ruth Ann hit home with me. You have both been deep in my heart since college days. I have admired as well as loved you. My regret is not knowing your children and not being with you more.
Prayers and Love,
Jean Tulloss Marmion

James Galli

September 20, 2013

My sincere condolences to you Mr. Sansing, we have never met, but I am a friend of your son David since the mid 70's, it seems that Ruth Ann was a great lady, I'm very sorry for your loss.

Rowland Craig

September 20, 2013

Billy, Please accept my condolences and sympathy. I met Ruth Ann only 2 or 3 times. She was always lovely. But I was also impressed by the care those around her were giving her. But especially, you always showed pride of her and concern for her needs. Great role model to us younger couples. Thank you for your role in my being selected the Towers Librarian a year and a half ago. I will be talking with you in the days to come.

Linda Macchitelli

September 20, 2013

Dear Mr. Sansing while I do not know you personally I am truly sorry for your loss. Your son David his wife Caroline and grandson Dean are dear friends of mine.
I hope by consoling them of the loss of a mother, mother-in-law and grandmother you also find comfort in knowing my prayers are also with you. May God rest her soul.

September 19, 2013

Our sincere sympathy, Billy, for you and your family. You and Ruth Ann were the sweetest, most loving couple, it was always a joy to be with you.
God Bless each of you as you walk through this difficult time.
George and Mary Anne Fasching