Ruth Ellen Healey departed this life on July 17, 2015, to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Heaven. Ruth was born on April 22, 1945 in Dayton, Ohio to parents Arthur and Lois Hedberg. She leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 50 years, John P. Healey, and three loving daughters, Cheryl Giles (Donald), Cyndi Galbraith (James) and Ellen Gooch (Derrick). She was blessed with nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved deeply. Also surviving her are her sister, Betty Aust, and brothers, Richard and James Hedberg. Ruth fought a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease for over 20 years. A memorial service in honor of Ruth’s life will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church at 100 Lochmere West Drive, Cary, NC 27518 on Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1:00 PM. She had been a member of Resurrection Lutheran since 1980. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Resurrection Lutheran Church “Love Fund” or to Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.