Ruth W. Helmer

Age 90, of Lansing, passed away January 24, 2011. She was born April 30, 1920 in Greencastle, IN the daughter of William and Averial Cody.

Ruth was a graduate of Amber’s School of Cosmetology in Muncie, IN. Following graduation, she worked as an instructor there for 25 years. She was a member of  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Lansing. Ruth had a deep love for all animals.

She was preceded in death by her first husband Conrad Job and her sister Estella Rogers. She is survived by her husband of 15 1/2 years, Bruce G. Helmer; son, Ronald (Christy) Job; grandson, Dwayne (Heather) Job; great-grandchildren, Erik and Victoria Job; and niece, Janet (Larry) Spangler and their family.

 A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Inurnment will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery in Muncie, IN. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church or Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5400 W. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing, MI  48917.

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