Ruth Marie Hesseltine, age 89 of Winfield, died Friday February 22, 2013 at Sunrise Terrace Care Center in Winfield. The daughter of Hanmer and Sylvia (Litton) Bailey, she was born February 6, 1924 in rural Henry County. On October 4, 1942 she married Lester Hesseltine at Colorado Springs, CO.; he died July 21, 1982. She was a graduate of the Salem High School. She farmed with her husband and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Winfield Open Bible Church and very active in church related organizations.
Survivors include: two sons, Leonard Hesseltine of Winfield; Kenneth Hesseltine of Rockford, Iowa; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother Gary Bailey of Kentucky and one sister, Imogene Dorsey of Mt. Pleasant;
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one grandson, three sisters and two brothers.
The funeral service will be Wednesday February 27, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Winfield Open Bible Church, with Rev. Edward Spencer and Rev. Bill Hornback officiating. Interment will follow at the Winfield-Scott Township Cemetery. Friends may call on Tuesday from 2-6:00 p.m. at the Honts Funeral Home in Winfield. The family will meet with friends following the funeral service at a luncheon at the Open Bible Youth Center.
A general memorial has been established in her name.