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Helen L. Ruggles, 87, of Noblesville, passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, at home.
Helen was born April 25, 1926, to the late John and Mary (Bernard) Kintz in Decatur.
Helen worked 13 years as a surgery nurse at St. Johns Hospital in Anderson, Community Hospital, and Winona Hospital in Indianapolis. She was the first nurse hired at Community Hospital in 1962.
Helen was a member of Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Noblesville and Past President of A.O.R.N. She taught students operating room technique at St. Johns and Community Hospital. She and her late husband, Bill, were in the antique business for 25 years.
Among survivors are two sons, Mark Ruggles and Doug Ruggles; four grandchildren, Bryce and Andrew Ruggles, and Shane and Jo Anna Ruggles; brother, John Ruggles; and five sisters, Marjorie Schultz, Ruth Bahler, Berniece Hackman, Isabelle Gamble, and Patricia Daniels.
Helen was preceded in death by two sisters, Delores Read and Mary Alice Whitright; and two brothers, Bill Kintz and Daniel Kintz.
Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, August 1, at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road, Noblesville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 2, at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 9900 East 191st Street, Noblesville.
Burial will follow at Crownland Cemetery in Noblesville.
Online condolences may be made at www.randallroberts.com.