Flora Ruby

Flora Irene Ruby

1932 - 2005

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Obituary of Flora Irene Ruby

Irene Ruby, age 73 of 3701 2nd. Avenue, Coralville died Saturday, August 20, 2005, at her home following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm, Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at the Christ the King Lutheran Church in Iowa City with the Reverend David Aanonson officiating. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. Visitation will be from 3 to 6pm, Tuesday at Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service in Iowa City. A memorial fund has been established in Irene’s memory. Online condolences may be sent for her family through our website @www.gayandciha.com. Flora Irene Puffinbarger Ruby was born September 8, 1932 in Eldon, Iowa, the daughter of Harley and Lola (Sutton) Puffinbarger. She attended and graduated from high school in Fairfield, Iowa. On October 1, 1949 she married John Ruby in Fairfield. The couple has lived in Sterling and Moline, Illinois and Davenport before moving to Iowa City in 1995, following their retirement. For a number of years she was responsible for security for large department stores in the communities where they had lived. She and her husband, John are members of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Iowa City. Her family includes her husband, John; three sons, Dan Ruby and his wife, Gloria of Iowa City, Doug Ruby of Tiffin, and David Ruby and his wife, Laurie of Silvis, IL; grandchildren, Joshua Ruby, Jeff Bloomberg, Jonathan Ruby, Brandy Ruby, David Ruby, Lisa Sides, and Jennifer Vandervorde; one great-grandson, Joshua Sides; sister, Gwen Wittmer of Oklahoma; and brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald Ruby of Coralville, Connie Ridenour of Iowa City, and James ruby of Cedar Hill, TX. Irene was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Lyle Puffinbarger, and her brother-in-law, Leland Ruby.