Ruth M. Heilman

Ruth M. Dye Heilman, 85, St. Marys, passed away Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at Carehaven of Pleasants after a long illness. Born in Pleasants County, WV, on July 16, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Leonard E. and Mary Ann Yergin Dye. She was a graduate of St. Marys High School, class of 1950. Ruth retired from Cytec as Human Resources Manager. She was employed June 26, 1950 at (Calco) (American Cyanamid), Cytec until her retirement on July 31, 1995. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church where she served on many committees and was an honored member of the Grace Circle of the United Methodist Women. She had been an active member of the St. Marys Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 31. Ruth was always kind and generous to all she encountered. She had a twinkle in her eye, a contagious smile, and she loved to laugh. Celebrating family gatherings and special occasions with friends brought her great joy. Ruth was quick to offer a helping hand to those in need. She loved her pets and watching the birds near her home.

She is survived by nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews; and good friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James E. Heilman, Jr. who died April 15, 2017. They were married in November of 1951 and were married over 65 years. She was also preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Harold “Zeke” Dye, Robert E. “Bob” Dye, Mary Virginia Dye Bills, Lucille Eloise Dye, Bernard O. Dye, Violet Irene Dye, Richard D. “Dick” Dye, and Dallas E. Dye.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. at Ingram Funeral Home in St. Marys, WV, with Rev. Clare Sulgit officiating. Interment will be in the St. Marys IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be to the St. Marys United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 100, St. Marys, WV 26170. An online guest register is available at