Ruth Heiny, 92, Austin

Published 8:00 pm Saturday, October 8, 2011

Ruth A. Heiny, 92, of Austin, died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Sacred Heart Care Center.

Ruth was born on Feb. 25, 1919, in Austin, to Ralph and Nina (Moshier) Warrington. She attended the District 14 county school and graduated from Austin High School. Ruth married Leonard Heiny, Jr. near London, Minn., on July 30, 1938, at the home of her uncle, Joe Magee.

Ruth Heiny

Ruth was a member of the United Methodist Church Women, Royal Neighbors, Cedar City Cemetery Association, Eagles Auxiliary and the Lyle American Legion Auxiliary.

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Ruth was a homemaker and farm wife. She was an avid camper and enjoyed fishing and going for boat rides. Ruth liked to bake, and she loved spending time with her family.

In retirement, Ruth and Leonard spent 20 winters in Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leonard, daughter Sharyl Nelson and grandson Darren Heiny.

Ruth is survived by her children: Taryl and Phyllis Heiny, of Austin; Gary Heiny and Marcy Warrington, of Austin; Linda and Dennis Whalen, of Lyle; son-in-law: Eugene Nelson, of Austin; 11 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; brother-in-law: Sid Heiny, of Austin; sister-in-law: Pat Heiny, of Austin; aunt: Dolly Warrington, of Weslaco, Texas; and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Honorary casket bearers are Kim Underwood, Kris Baldus, Tiffany Nowak, Wendy Whalen and Chad Heiny.

Casket bearers will be Dale Heiny, Mark Heiny, Wade Nelson, Dustin Nelson, Lance Whalen and Laurie Vitzhum.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marilee Benson and the Rev. Shari Mason officiating. Interment will be at Cedar City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church and at the church on Monday for one hour before the service.

Memorials may be designated to First United Methodist Church or to Cedar City Cemetery Association.