Ruth M. Handling Vaughn Powell, 81, of 75 Washington Avenue, Hamden passed away Monday, May 16, 2011 at the Arden House Care and Rehabilitation, Hamden. She was the wife of the late Richard B. Powell and the late Charles F. Vaughn. Born in Lincoln, Rhode Island on December 27, 1929; daughter of the late Hamilton and Nellie Donaldson Handling. Ruth had worked as a secretary for McDermott Chevrolet and was a member of the Westwoods Bible Chapel. Mother of David (Susan) Vaughn of Reno, NV, Robert ( Laurajean ) Vaughn of Wallingford, Charles Douglas (Linda) Vaughn of Branford and Yvonne Vaughn of New Haven. Step-mother of Richard J. Powell of Clinton, Joanne (Robert) Lofberg of Guilford, Elizabeth Powell of Coventry and the late Paul Powell. Sister of William Handling of Reno, NV. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be conducted in the North Haven Funeral Home, 36 Washington Ave., Thursday morning at 11:00. Interment will follow in Beaverdale Memorial Park. The visiting hours will be Wednesday from 5 to 8 pm. Should friends desire memorial contributions may be made to the Westwoods Bible Chapel, 165 Hillfield Rd., Hamden, CT 06518.