Ruby Roseberry


Word has been received of the passing of Ruby I. Hendershot Noblitt Roseberry.

Ruby, 94, passed from this life at 1:15 p.m. Friday, June 9, 2017, at Hickory Creek of Columbus. She had been in declining health for several years.

There will be no calling or funeral service. Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home will be handling private family graveside service at Garland Brook with Pastor Gordon Tilley presiding. Pallbearers will be her grandchildren, Erik C. Richards, Leslie N. Richards, Heather M. Schaffer, Philip A. Benke, Beth Ann Noblitt, Andy C. Benke, W. Madison Noblitt, L. Scott Noblitt and D. Amelia Stramski.

Mrs. Roseberry was born March 28, 1923, to Nathaniel J. and Eva Jewell Hendershot in Illinois and was the youngest of nine children, including a twin sister. She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Roscoe, Laura, Edell, Jewell, Irvin, Lawrence, Loren and Ruth; a son, Larry S. Noblitt; and a son-in-law, Charles M. Richards.

She graduated from Columbus High School in 1941 and was married to Loren W. Noblitt on June 5, 1941. They became the parents of Kay S. Noblitt Richards, Larry S. Noblitt and Elaine S. Noblitt McIntyre. Loren and Ruby were divorced. She married Joseph E. Roseberry on July 25, 1958. He died in Dec. 1998. She resided in the same house in Ogilville for 56 years until her husband’s health became bad.

She was employed for many years at Noblitt-Sparks/Arvin Industries and was a long-time member of the Ogilville United Methodist Church and Community Fun and Fellowship. She was employed much later in life at Ahlemeyer’s Bakery which she enjoyed. She was creative, making her own furniture pieces during a difficult time in her life. She sewed and did embroidery work and kept a very organized and comfortable home.

Surviving are her two daughters; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; 15 nieces and nephews; and a few cousins.

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