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H. RUTH PICKETT, 96, of Fort Wayne, went to be in the arms of Jesus on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Coving ton Manor. Born Dec. 12, 1915, in Fort Wayne, she was employed as a registered nurse for more than 30 years at Lutheran Hospital, serving 25 years in labor and delivery. She was a 1937 graduate of Lutheran Hospital of Nursing, former member of West Creighton Christian Church, member of First Christian Church and former member of Lutheran Hospital Alumni Association. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bruce) Heffelfinger of Churubusco; granddaughter, Laura; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Bryce; and sister, Gladys Squires of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, in 1988; and sisters, Evelyn Kimmel, Lois Gandy, Mabel McCoy, and Madelene Hively. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, 2012, with calling one hour prior, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Wayne Street Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St. Calling also from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at the funeral home. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials to First Christian Church or
Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Dec. 8, 2012