Ruth Ann Winder, age 89, was born on March 13th 1933, and went home to the Lord, her beloved husband James, and daughter Dawn, on Monday May 16th, 2022. She married her high school sweetheart, James Winder, and even after his passing, remained faithful to him. Ruth was a natural caregiver, providing assistance and love to anyone who crossed her path. Anyone who met her, saw her kindness shine through immediately, and was touched by her. Those she left behind feel the absence of her body, but will forever feel the presence of her spirt.
We will see you every day when we walk outside in our gardens, filled with flowers that you have passed down to us. We will see you in your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, who love you more than words would ever begin to describe. We will see you in the birds that come to feed, in the bees and butterflies flitting around the flowers. We will see you in everything good in the world, because that's who you are, you were the embodiment of peace, love and happiness. Lastly, we will see you in each other, as family, as friends, as best friends, and as confidants.
Mom, Grams, Aunt Ruth, Gigi, Mom-Mom, Ruth… thank you for the time we had with you. We love you, cherish you, and will miss you, always. You were able to leave this life with the dignity and grace you deserve and by your own choosing, without pain, which is more than we could ever hope for. Now, it is time to go enjoy your life of leisure with your husband and daughter, you deserve it.
Ruth is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Wayne); son, Bill (Sue); granddaughter, Sara (Joe); grandson, Jeff (Kim); niece, Laura (Jim) and great-grandchildren; Korie, Callaway, Madison, Hailie, JJ & Leo, as well as many other equally important family members.