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Ruby Mae Sanders

Obituary for Ruby Mae Sanders

March 30, 1927 - October 11, 2018
Elyria, Ohio | Age 91

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Great-Great Grandmother, and Friend


Ruby Mae Sanders (nee Hale), 91, of Elyria, passed away Thursday, October 11, 2018 at Symphony at Olmsted Falls, surrounded by her family. She was born March 30, 1927 in Crossville, TN. She had resided in Elyria since 1950.
Ruby was a devoted member of Abundant Life Christian Center of Elyria. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, and baking. She was renowned for her banana nut bread!
Survivors include her son Donald Reed and daughters Tamera (Reed) Lengyel, Lesa (Reed) Haymond, and Susan (Sanders) Barnes; 12 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Bill Reed in 1963 and Melvin Sanders in 1978; son Winfred Reed in 2013; and daughter Anna (Reed) Palczer in 2012.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ruby's name to Abundant Life Christian Church 306 Morgan Ave., Elyria, OH 44035.
Family will receive friends on Monday, October 15th from 4:00-8:00 pm at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 114 2nd St., Elyria. A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, October 16th at 11:00 am at the Funeral Home. Burial will be immediately following at Brookdale Cemetery. 440-322-3717

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  • Abundant Life Christian Church
    306 Morgan Ave.
    Elyria, OH 44035

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114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035
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