Ruth Hellman

Luella “Ruth” Hellman, 88, of Wichita, passed away Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020 at Meridian Nursing & Rehab in Wichita.

Graveside funeral services are ar 10 a.m. Monday, July 27 at Cambridge Cemetery. A visitation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Miles Funeral Service. The family will greet visitors from 2 to 4 p.m. that day.

Memorials have been established in Ruth’s name for Harry Hynes Hospice and for the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions can be made through the funeral home. Online condolences can be made at

Born May 16, 1932, in Cambridge, Ruth was the daughter of Jennings “Jinks” and Ethel Mae (Garretson) Hawley. She was raised and received her education in Cambridge and Burden. Ruth married John J. Redington on Jan. 17, 1953. The couple had two children and later divorced.

Ruth worked at Beechcraft and Cessna for 32 years before retiring. She enjoyed taking walks, socializing and searching for thrifty bargains while shopping. She loved children and never met a stranger.

In addition to her parents, Ruth was preceded in death by her brothers, Leonard and Lloyd Hawley.

Her family includes her children, John Wayne Redington and wife, Kerran, and Peggy Jayne Sexton and husband, Kevin, all of Derby, and Benjamin Redington, of Andover; her grandchildren, Devan and Tyler Redington; and her great-grandchildren, Ethan, Aidan and Brynlee Redington.

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