Ruth Synder Secrest

December 6, 1926 - March 26, 2006
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Ruth Snyder Secrest passed away in Venice, FL on March 26,2006 she was 79 years old.

Born in Indianapolis, IN on December 6, 1926. A graduate of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing; she became an executive of Turtle Creek Nursing Homes in Indiana. She instructed senior nursing students at Ball State University in Muncie, IN as well as being a volunteer nurse for the Red Cross and the Indianapolis Speedway. After moving to Venice, FL in 1981 she continued to work as a private nurse. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Venice.

Mrs. Secrest was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Guy R.; two brothers, Benjamin and Robert Snyder; her sister Lois Bryan; two nephews, Stephan and Thomas Bryan; her niece Ruthanne Araugo.

She is survived by two nieces, Teresa Bryan and Carolyn (Neil) Smith all of Indianapolis; three nephews, Robert (Camille) Bryan of Encinitas, CA, John (Vicki) Bryan and Andrew Bryan all of Indianapolis; five great nieces, Amy Shublak, Megan Bryan, Kathleen Smith, Emily Smith and Lillian Bryan; nine great nephews, Nicholas (Alexis) Bryan, Jared Bryan, Jacob Bryan, James Bryan, Joel Bryan, Jonathan Bryan, Michael Smith, Benjamin Smith and Daniel Smith.

Services will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to colon cancer research in honor of her nephews to the American Cancer Society, 2801 Fruitvale Rd Suite 250 Sarasota, FL 34237 or to breast cancer awareness in honor of her nieces to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309.

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Born: December 6, 1926
Died: March 26, 2006

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Amy Shublak posted on 4/1/06

Godbless you, rest in peace. You're finally Home I'm sure our family is welcoming you with opened arms! We'll all miss you and cherish the memories we've shared with you. You'll forever be in my thoughts.