H. Ruth Pickett, 96

H. Ruth Pickett, 96, of Fort Wayne, went to be in the arms of Jesus Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Covington Manor. Born Dec. 12 1915, in Fort Wayne, she was employed as a registered nurse for more than 30 years at Lutheran Hospital, serving 25 years in labor and delivery. She was a 1937 graduate of Lutheran Hospital of Nursing, former member of West Creighton Christian Church, member of First Christian Church and former member of Lutheran Hospital Alumni Association. She is survived by her daughter, Carol (Bruce) Heffelfinger of Churubusco; granddaughter, Laura; two great-grandchildren, Hailey and Bryce; and sister, Gladys Squires of Fort Wayne. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1988, and sisters, Evelyn Kimmel, Lois Gandy, Mabel McCoy and Madelene Hivly. The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday with calling one hour prior at Klaehn, Fahl and Melton Funeral Home, Wayne St. Chapel, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne.Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. The burial will be in Covington Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to First Christian Church or American Lung Association. Visit www.klaehnfahlmelton.com for online condolences.