Ruby Helmandollar McCann

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Ruby Helmandollar McCann, 96, passed away at Ohio Living Dorothy Love in Sidney on July 8, 2017.

She was born Aug. 24, 1920, to the late Gordon and Lucinda Scott Helmandollar in West Virginia. She moved as a child with her family to Quincy. On Dec. 22, 1946, she married Roy Herschel McCann, who preceded her in death in 1998.

Ruby was a graduate of Quincy High School and the Ohio State University. She taught for many years in the Quincy and Riverside elementary school systems. She enjoyed math, but the later years teaching and tending to the second-graders were her favorite. She was a member of the Northtowne Church of God in Sidney and taught Sunday school classes for a number of years.

After their retirement, Ruby and Herschel enjoyed traveling and camping. Ruby also enjoyed many crafts including sewing and making doll clothes. She loved any activity that included her grandchildren and always had cookies and other treats for them on their visits.

Ruby was preceded in death by eight of her siblings and is survived by her sister, Mary Ruth (John Jr.) Ball, and numerous generations of nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her daughters, Patricia McCann of Sidney, and Debra (Jerry, deceased) Cress of Laura; Debra’s children, Jennifer (Matthew) Berrey of Waynesville, Jacob Cress and his partner Joseph Freeman of Cincinnati and Elisabeth (Kyle) Courtright and Alison (Katlin) Clark, both of Tipp City; great-grandchildren, Connor and Katie Berrey and Kinsley and Kip Courtright.

Services are private and will be at a time arranged by the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Ohio Living Dorothy Love, 3003 W. Cisco Road, Sidney, OH 45365 or any charity of the donor’s choice. The family appreciates the compassionate care and attention given to Ruby by the staff of Ohio Living Dorothy Love during her time spent there.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in DeGraff and online condolences may be expressed at