She married Ralph “Shorty” Carpenter on November 16, 1938 in Avilla and he preceded her in death on July 26, 1983.
She was a homemaker and former member of the Allen Township Extension Homemakers Club. She was also a member of the First Church of God in Kendallville. Ruby enjoyed craft making and traveling.
Surviving are daughter, Jean (John) Allread of St. Paris, Ohio; two sons, Carl (Sandy) Carpenter of Huntertown, Paul (Marilyn) Carpenter of Kendallville; two granddaughters, Jill Allread and her partner, Pam Freese of Chicago, Illinois and Shelly (Dale) Cummins of Collins; seven grandsons, Scott Carpenter of Huntertown, Terry Carpenter of Churubusco, Jerry (Terri) Allread of Wellington, Ohio, Jim (Candice) Allread of West Chester, Ohio, Tony (Melissa) Carpenter of Kendallville, Matt (Amy) Carpenter of Kendallville, and Mike (Beth) Carpenter of Huntertown; two step-grandsons, Chris and Jeff Molargik of Fort Wayne; seven great-granddaughters and ten great-grandsons; and nephew, LeRoy Altimus of Brimfield.
She was also preceded in death by her two sisters, Iva Altimus and Perma Varner, and a great grandson, Jerry Lee Allread, Jr.
Funeral services were Monday, November 23, 2009 at First Church of God. Officiating the funeral service was Pastor Jim Kane.
Burial was at Sweet Cemetery in Albion. Casketbearers were Ruby’s grandchildren.
Memorials are to First Church of God Building Fund.
Arrangements were by Hite Funeral Home of Kendallville.
Condolences are to www.hitefuneralhome.com.