Ruby Sanderson

Ruby Sanderson, 89, of Staples, died March 20, 2018 at Lakewood Health System Care Center in Staples. 

Services were held March 24, at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Staples. 

Arrangements were with the Brenny Funeral Chapel, Staples.

Ruby was born March 31, 1928 in McCoysburg, IN to William and Viola (Owen) Small. She graduated from Kentland High School in Kentland, IN. Ruby married Dale Sanderson in Sheldon, IL. They lived in Goodland, IN, Maple Plain and in 1972, they moved to Staples. When Ruby was young she enjoyed ice skating and sledding; was a Girl Scout leader, enjoyed camping, fishing, bowling, knitting, crocheting, playing cards, crossword puzzles, watching birds, wildlife and going to the lake. Ruby had a catering business and was also a cake decorator, making all of her children and grandchildren’s birthday and wedding cakes. Ruby especially loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Ruby is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth (Russell) Hanson of Howard Lake and Cheryl Harvey of Staples; one son, David (Melanie) Sanderson of Staples; one sister, Gladys Sell; 10 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and many others who will fondly remember her as ma and grandma. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, Howard and sister, Dorothy.  

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