HELPER-Our beloved wife, mother and sweet grandmother Ruth Naoma Stone Heino, age 76, passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Friday, June 27, 2008 while surrounded by her loving family at her home in Helper.
She was born Feb. 10, 1932 in West Frankfort, Ill. the seventh of eight children to Clyde and Della Mae Cowsert Stone. In 1949 at the age of 18 Ruth came to Utah where she met her sweetheart. Elmer S. Heino and Ruth were married Feb. 10, 1951 where they spent 13 years in Latuda, Utah. The remainder of Ruth and Elmer's 57 married years were shared in Helper.
Ruth was a devoted wife, mother and her greatest joy came from serving her family. She was an active member of Price Chapel, and she loved the Lord and serving him. Through the years Ruth helped support many and encouraged those who were striving to conquer their own battles with cancer. She was a wonderful cook, loved to garden, read her Bible, play old gospel hymns on her piano, and she especially looked forward to camping and fishing with family and friends. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Elmer S. Heino, Helper; daughter, Sherri (Steve) Henderson, Battle Ground, Wash.; sons, Scott (Sue) Heino, Bob (Jaylene) Heino, both of Price; grandchildren, Cristen, Ryan, Sky, Seth, Scott, Joshua, Jessica, Ashley, Justin, Brittney, Jeremy and Shaylee; brothers and sister, Bob (Irma) Stone, Jack (Patsy) Stone, Gladys Wright, sister-in-law, Ruby Stone, all of West Frankfort, Ill.; sister, Jewell Davis, Price; and special niece, Linda (Bob) Howa, Price.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Eva; brothers, Baine and Gene Stone.
Funeral service, Wednesday, July 2, 2008, 11 a.m., Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Tuesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday one hour prior to service. Friends are welcome at Mitchell's daily. Interment, Mt. View Cemetery, Helper.
In lieu of flowers, Ruth's family suggests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society.