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Ruby E. Windmiller

June 29, 2012

    Ruby E. Windmiller, 88, of Decatur, passed away at her residence on Thursday, June 27, 2012.
    Ruby was born in Jay County on October 14, 1923, to the late Virgil V. and Mary Ellen (Orr) Ford.
    She married Donald W. Windmiller in January of 1945; he preceded her in death in May, 1992.
    Ruby was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and the Mary-Martha Circle. She was also a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Adams County Heart Club and the Adams County Extension Homemakers. She retired as a registered nurse, working for Jay County and Adams County Hospitals and Dr. Richard Connelly.
    Among survivors are two sons, Larry (Kathleen Welch) Windmiller of Fort Wayne and Steve (Jana Shackley) Windmiller of Decatur; a daughter, Connie (Jim) McGowin of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
    She was preceded in death by a brother, Arthur Ford.
    Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, July 1, at Haggard-Sefton & Hirschy Funeral Home.
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, at the funeral home, with Pastor Marcia Cline officiating    Burial will be in the Decatur Cemetery.
    Preferred memorials are to Adams County Heart Club.
    Online condolences may be made at

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