Ruby Halteman, 88, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013, at Crystal Gem Manor in Crystal River. She was born April 05, 1924, in Lecanto to J.B. and Gertrude (Brooks) Petty, she was a lifelong resident of Citrus County. She was the former owner/operator of Perisian Beauty Salon in Crystal River for 30 years. She was a Baptist and a member of the First Baptist Church of Crystal River. She enjoyed sewing and reading.
Her husband of 47 years, Carl Haltemen preceded her in death April 13, 1990, as well as a daughter, Wanda Duffy, June 30, 2011. She is survived by a son-in-law, Fay Duffy of Crystal River; and several nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River where a funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, with the Rev. Tim Lantzy, pastor of Crystal River First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery in Crystal River.
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