HISSEY, Ruth Lucille 83, of Seminole, passed away Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at the Vineyard Inn. Born in Nashville, TN, she came to St. Petersburg in the 1970's from Hyattsville, MD, and has lived in the Vineyard for the last five years. She cared very deeply for the residents and staff and considered them family, who will miss her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, Warren Sherwood Swan and Mildred Ruth Swan; her sister, Shirley Alice Weller (Rinard), St. Petersburg; aunts, Sadre Alice Milan (Frank), Sarasota and Elizabeth V. Swan, Laurel, MD. She is survived by her loving children, Robert (Nita) Hissey, Larry Rickerson, Donna Loveless, Allen (Judy) Hinds, Mark (Sandy) Hissey; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nephews; two nieces and several great-nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Justin Martyr Catholic Church of Seminole on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 9:30 am. Her burial will take place on a later date at Royal Palm Cemetery in St. Petersburg. Memorial donations may be made to Suncoast Hospice, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL. 33760 mohnfuneralhome.com
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Dec. 30, 2012