Geraldine "Gerri" Ruby

  • Born: July 27, 1947
  • Died: April 11, 2018
  • Location: Walkerton, Indiana

Rannells Funeral Home

7984 N. State Road 23
Walkerton, IN 46574
Tel. (574) 586-2120

Tribute & Message From The Family

WALKERTON- Geraldine "Gerri" Ruby, 70, passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, IN.
Gerri was born July 27, 1947 in LaPorte, IN to Clyde and Florence Eva (LaBere) Stickley and lived in the area most of her life.
On April 11, 1970 in Walkerton, IN, she was married to Richard Ruby, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Kimberly (Michael) Ross of Osceola, IN; two sons, Scott Ruby of Noblesville, IN and Steven (Angela) Ruby of New Carlisle, IN; grandchildren, Clayton and Casey Ross, Katie and Eli Wright and Lucas and Kinsley Ruby; one sister, Nancy (Tom) Bolze of Walkerton; and son-in-law, Thad (Joyce) Wright of Bristol, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Angela Ranae Wright.
Gerri was a retired rural letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Walkerton. She was a member of the St. Joseph County Home Demonstration Club, the Rural Letter Carriers Association and was active in the Johnson Township 4-H Club. She was a former member of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, holding the highest office of Worthy Advisor.
Funeral services will be Monday, April 16, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Blissville Church of the Brethren, 6250 Spruce Trail, Plymouth, IN. Burial will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton. Visitation will be Sunday at Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT and Monday at the church one hour prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be given to the Blissville Church of the Brethren or the Walkerton United Methodist Church. To leave online condolences, visit

Condolence & Memory Journal

Rick and family, Just read about Gerri's passing. Out thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Posted by Sally & David Dutcher - Laporte, IN   May 05, 2018

Rick & Family,
My heart goes out to all of you. Losing a wife and mother is so very devastating to us. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you a peace knowing she is uniting with her parent's and her loving daughter. Pat Whitaker

Posted by Pat Whitaker - Three Rivers,, MI - Friend   April 18, 2018

Rick, I am sorry for your loss. I know that losing your partner, best friend and soul mate is not easy. The pain will never go away yet the memories will help ease it. My prayers will be for you and your family and that you may know Gerri will always be at rest with the Angels.

Posted by Joe Spinsky - Granger, IN - Friend   April 16, 2018

I am so very sorry for your loss of Gerri....she was a very super sweet caring loving gentle person. I loved talking to her and I have learn alot from her as well too. Her and Shirley Klinedinst worked together at the Walkerton Post Office. Gerri, Rick, Shirley and Sonny were close friends since their Post Office Days.

I am going to miss seeing Gerri sitting at Corner Cup Cafe with her husband Rick. The last time I saw her and Rick was about two weeks ago sitting at Corner Cup Cafe having their Breakfast.

God Bless You all during this difficult time in your lives.

Prayers for all of you.

Posted by Linda Klinedinst - Walkerton, IN   April 16, 2018

Rick, Kim, Scott, Steve we are so sad at the loss of your wife and mother. Will keep you in our prayers and thoughts.
Joe and Dorothy KRONK

Posted by Dorothy Kronk - Walkerton, IN - Family Friend   April 15, 2018

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Posted by Sally Dutcher - Laporte, IN   April 14, 2018

Rick and family. Helen and I extend our most sincere condolences.

Posted by Bill & Helen Doan - Foley, AL   April 13, 2018

We are saddened to hear of Gerri's passing. Our deepest condolences to the family for your loss.

Posted by Lauri Waidner - Friend   April 13, 2018

She was always happy and willing to help anyone. She loved seeing everyone at our class reunions as we were happy to see her. She was a great friend and will be dearly missed.

Posted by Stan Hostetter - Fishers, IN   April 13, 2018

Haze and I will always remember Gerri's smile and her jolly laughter! Haze was always tickled when she would tease him and call him "Preacher" when he would come to church in his black suit. We will all miss her and appreciated all of her service at the Blissville Church. Our prayers go out to all the family and you all will be in our hearts, because you are still a part of our family. Lots of Love, Haze & Tammy

Posted by Tammy Pulluaim - Walkerton, IN   April 13, 2018

Her smile and laughter will be for ever remembered
so sorry for your loss

Posted by harold williams - lake placid, FL - Friend   April 12, 2018


Remembering you and all the joyful Thanksgivings we have spent with you and your beautiful family. Love to all, Jim, Suzanne, Ethan, Lauren and Owen Seiders

Posted by Suzanne Seiders - Family   April 12, 2018