Ruby Hinds Findling Ciro

Ruby Hinds Findling Ciro

Elwood, Ind.

Ruby Hinds Findling Ciro was born on the family farm near Elwood, Ind. on November 25, 1923 and died on August 1, 2012. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Friday, August 3, 2012 at Ridout’s Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham. The funeral service will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2012 in Southern Heritage Chapel, Pelham, and burial will follow in Southern Heritage Cemetery, Pelham.

Ruby Hinds Findling Ciro (contributed)

Ruby was the youngest of five children born to James A. and Dorothy (Florea) Hinds. She was a 1941 graduate of Windfall High School and moved to the Helena area in the early 1980’s. She retired from the Helena Police Department as a dispatcher in 1988. Ruby was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Helena, where she was a Sunday School teacher, a member of the hand bell choir, the Hospitality Committee and the “Speeders” Senior group. She was a long-time volunteer at the Helena Public Library and served on the Board of Directors. She was a member of the “Pelham Pioneers” senior group, served as voter registrar for many years, volunteered for the American Red Cross and the Tutwiler Prison for Women’s Ministry and visited local nursing homes as a part of the Hospice program. Ruby was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of the Eastern Star and once sang in the Hollywood Bowl as a member of the Indiana Home Economics Club State Choir. She was a wonderful and loving mother to six children, 19 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

One daughter, Constance Shaw, and one granddaughter, Cassandra McCool, are welcoming her today in Heaven. The children missing her on earth are Sandra Roach of New Orleans, La., Bonita Ramirez (Ed Armantrout) of Yorktown, Ind., William R. Findling II of Crandall, Tx., Debora Ratliff (Dennis) of Pelham and James A. Findling (Donna) of Alabaster. Survivors also include one sister, Mary E. Kemper (Ned) of Windfall, Ind. and many nieces and nephews, who remained close to her heart.

The family expresses heartfelt gratitude to the staff of the Senior Living Centers where Ruby spent her last years surrounded by caring and compassionate friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Helena, 815 Highway 52 E., Helena, AL 35080, or to the Jane B. Homes Public Library, P.O. Box 262, Helena, AL 35080.