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March 21, 2013

Ruth G. Hessinger, 85, of Fort Myers passed away suddenly on Thursday, March 21, 2013.

Ruth was born in New Haven, CT on January 24, 1928, daughter of Franz and Rose Geil.

She moved to Fort Myers after her retirement and has lived here for 24 years.

She is survived by her daughter Debra McGarry of Fort Myers, stepdaughter Judi Wilcox (Winthrop) of Wallingford, CT, Granddaughters Gena Hessinger of Hamden, CT, Heather McGarry of Salem, Mass., sister Eleanor Krah (Helmuth) of Fort Myers, brother James Geil of Hamden, CT. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her son Kenneth W. Hessinger and brother Franz Geil.

Ruth was always very active. She enjoyed walking, reading, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with her cat "Cody" and being a greeter at Jazzercise classes that were taught by her daughter Debra. She also participated in the Jazzercise classes for many years.

Ruth was dearly loved and will be missed by all.

Published in The News-Press on Apr. 7, 2013
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