Ruby Anderson

  • Born: February 15, 1924
  • Died: December 13, 2017
  • Location: Kent, Ohio

Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory

628 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
Tel. (330) 673-5857

Tribute & Message From The Family

Ruby G. Anderson

Soft spoken with a twinkle in her eye, Ruby Gene Anderson, 93, of Kent, left this earth for her heavenly home. She passed peacefully Wednesday, December 13th, at home.

Ruby was born February 15, 1924, in Waltersburg, PA, to Samuel and Nora Irene Knight. Raised on a farm during the Depression, she learned to appreciate everything she had. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and Christian, Ruby passed these lessons on to her children, showing them how to be creative and nurturing people.

Life took her from the farm to working at the Summit Hotel to being a stay-at-home mom, helping to support her family by bread baking, sewing dresses, and cake decorating. Her love of meeting people and travel took her across the country more than once.

As a life-long member of Brady Lake UMC, she taught Sunday school, bible school, and was a member of UMW. Her fondest friend memories include being a charter member of the Brady Lake Women's Club.

She is survived by son, Edward (Sylke) Anderson of Petaluma, CA; daughters, Linda (Daniel) Amodio of Diamond, Joyce (Rev. Paul) Meduri of Kent, and Sharon Hamilton of Kalamazoo, MI; eight grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and sister, Anna Faye Smith of Decatur, IL. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Anderson in 2013, brothers, Harry Knight, Raymond Knight, Robert Knight, Lloyd Knight, and Elroy Knight; and sister, Delores Callen.

Funeral services will be held 3:00 PM Saturday, December 30th at Lake Brady United Methodist Church with Pastor Tina Nees officiating. The family will receive friends one hour before the services. Private burial will be held at Standing Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lake Brady United Methodist Church, 1995 Brady Lake Road, Brady Lake, OH 44211 or
St. Jude's Hospital, Attn: Memorial Department, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Thanks again for taking the time to meet with all of us yesterday. We'll be in touch soon to finalize the remaining details.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Ruby was my second mom. Growing up she was always showing me how to do whatever she was doing at the time. We kneaded bread and she shared her recipes with me- including her secret spaghetti sauce! Ruby calmly taught me how to iron a dress shirt (for Eddie) on a frenzied wedding day (Sharon's.) I was supposed to be helping everyone get ready but instead I was getting a patient ironing lesson at the same time. Always smiling. Always kind, gentle and strong. Rest peacefully. With love, theresa

Posted by Theresa Williams-Todoroff - Sterling, VA - Family Friend   December 25, 2017

Getting to know Fred and Ruby were truly highlights of my ministry at LBUMC. Both were such kind, sweet-mannered people. I loved their heart for the Lord and their beaming smiles. Each visit with them brought JOY. Certainly, they are now together again with the Lord. Pastor Gary Glasscock

Posted by Gary Glasscock - Chardon, OH - Friend   December 19, 2017

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