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Ruth V Wind

March 30, 1932 ~ March 24, 2021 (age 88)


Ruth Virginia (Brown) Wind, 88, of Siloam Springs passed away on March 24, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.

Ruth was born on March 30, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of Harvey Cole Brown and Bernadine Fauerbach Brown. She married the love of her life, the late Anthony G. Wind Jr on June 26, 1954 in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, and who preceded her in death on March 30, 2016.

Ruth earned her certification and worked as an X-ray Technician. She also worked for the Guidepost Magazine, Readers Digest, in the offices of Ethan Allen, was a driver for the Putnam County Senior Center, did housecleaning, was a cook for the Siloam Springs School District, worked for the Sagar Creek Arts Center and was an Avon Lady for 35 years earning her a membership in their President’s Club.

Besides raising her nine children and being a home maker, always ready to feed family and friends, Ruth was continually active with her children and husband in their communities.  She was a member of the St James Church Choir, she worked in the office and was a teacher for the CCD program, was a Girl Scout troop leader (for two troops at once many times), active in Cub Scouts and Boys Scouts, was a member of the Ark-Oma Whirlaways Square Dancers, the Siloam Springs Computer Club, Model Train Railroad Club, acted in plays at the Sagar Creek Arts Center and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #29.

Ruth is survived by her children, Marie B. Wilbanks of Gentry, AR; Anthony G. Wind III of Gentry, AR; Paul H. Wind of Bella Vista, AR; Louise K. Vega of Siloam Springs, AR; Kateri B. Killman of Siloam Springs, AR; Dr. Cecelia R. Wind of San Diego, CA; Larry D. Wind of Siloam Springs, AR; and Judith Ann Wind-Walker of Ramona, CA; 15 Grandchildren and 22 Great Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Gregory C. Wind and one grandson, Anthony Wind IV.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home on Sunday, March 28, 2021 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm with a Rosary Service being conducted during visitation at 7:00pm.

A Funeral Mass will be held at the St Mary's Catholic Church on Monday, March 29, 2021 at 11:00am under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home of Siloam Springs. To sign the online guest book, visit www.Backstrom-Pyeatte.com.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the American Legion Auxiliary Unit #29, to St. Jude’s Children Hospital, Hope’s Kitchen or to the Friends of the Siloam Springs Library.


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March 28, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
1401 E Main Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

March 28, 2021

7:00 PM
1401 E Main Street
Siloam Springs, AR 72761

Funeral Mass
March 29, 2021

11:00 AM
St Mary s Catholic Church (Siloam Springs)

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