Ruby Douglas


Ruby Douglas, 87, passed away peacefully at home on February 9, 2017, surrounded by loving family members. She was born in Columbus, Indiana, to George and Myrtle Moore, the second of five children. She was married to Robert Douglas for 40 years until his death in 1990. Lori Anne Douglas was their beloved daughter.

During her younger years, Ruby worked at Arvin Industries and was a receptionist at Cummins Engine Company, Inc., for many years. In later years, she had fond memories of working at a gift shop, Victoriana’s, in Nashville, Indiana. She loved the Lord and attended First Christian Church in Columbus for many years, where she was the leader of a bible study group. She also was a long-time member of a home economics club and bridge club, and was a girl scout leader when her daughter was growing up. Ruby was a mother, homemaker and caregiver extraordinaire. She found joy in raising her daughter, cooking and entertaining for others at home or elsewhere, and taking care of several family members for most of her adult life. One friend noted that, through any hardships, she maintained a courageous attitude, a sense of humor and a sweet smile on her countenance.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Bob; and cherished daughter, Lori; siblings, Donald Moore, Marion Moore, Matilda Pennington and George Moore; and brothers-in-law, Richard Douglas and Mike Danielson.

She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Norman Pennington, Vonda Moore (Marion), Joyce Danielson (Mike), Marcia Douglas; cousins, Sara Lou Voland (Ken), Kay Weddle (Jack); and several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and -nephews, and one great-great-niece. She was loved by many and will be missed dearly.

Myers-Reed Chapel is handling arrangements. A small private family service will be held at Garland Brook Cemetery in Columbus on Saturday, Feb. 18. Dan Wallace of First Christian Church in Columbus is officiating. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to I.U. Health Hospice or any hospice foundation.

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