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RUTH MARY CYR, 90
Ocala - Ruth Mary Cyr Helenski, Ocala, FL, 90, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Legacy House, Ocala.
Ruth was born on April 7, 1923 in Presque Isle, Maine; daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Dubay) Cyr. She served in the Women's Army Corp with the Signal Corp during World War II.
While she worked in various areas throughout her life, Ruth's love in life was caring for her family. She was an accomplished artist; both in oil painting and crafts. She was a fantastic seamstress and great cook.
Ruth was also preceded in death by her son Thomas Helenski, daughter Patricia Otken, grandson David Helenski and brothers Malcolm Cyr and Roger Cyr. She is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Henry Thomas of Ocala, children Sandra Mattison of CA, Sharon Nelson of OR, Carol Plucinsky of NJ and Edward Helenski of PA; 13 grandchuldren; 13 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren and brother Clifford Cyr of SC.
The Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 28th at 12:00PM in the TimberRidge Chapel of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Services. Committal services with military honors will follow at the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from June 23 to June 24, 2013