Funeral Service Live Stream Link: https://youtu.be/NP-JyXLGO1U
Ruby Ellen Hershberger, 89, of Goshen, died at 12:16 pm, on Friday, July 9 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was born on November 24, 1931, in rural Middlebury to Melvin T. and Fannie (Miller) Eash. She married Monroe Jay Hershberger on October 7, 1951; he died on May 27, 2017. Ruby was a homemaker and a part-time secretary to several businesses and helped her husband on the farm. She was a member of Maple City Chapel and formerly attended Benton Mennonite Church, where she was active in Christian Education and the sewing circle. She served as a Women’s and Girl’s secretary in the Indiana-Michigan Mennonite conference and volunteered at the I-M Mennonite Relief Sale. She was a charter member of the Friendship Extension Homemaker’s Club with which she served 50+ years. In May 1996, Ruby was chosen Senior Homemaker of the year for Elkhart County Homemaker Clubs. She was a quilt maker, making a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren plus a quilt for each family’s first grandchild. She was a watercolor artist, painting pictures and greeting cards. Her winter/Christmas card was chosen second place in Triligy, which has retirement homes in the Midwest. Ruby loved spending time with her family. Surviving are four children, Gary (Luann) Hershberger of Goshen, Jeryl (Trish) Hershberger of Topeka, Mark (Glenda) Hershberger of Elkhart, and Rose (Harold) Stutzman of Millersburg; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rebecca (Glenn J.) Yoder of Middlebury, Ruth (Jake) Detweiler of OK; one brother, Bernie (Barbara) Eash of Sturgis, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a brother, Elman Eash. Visitation will be from 3:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday, July 14 at Miller- Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main St., Middlebury. Family and friends will gather at 9:30 am on Thursday, July 15 at Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen for a graveside service. A celebration of life service will follow at 11:00 am at Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gary Miller. Memorials may be given to Missionary Ventures International for Ruby’s grandson and family, Josh and Jennifer Hire, who are serving as missionaries.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruby Ellen Hershberger, please visit our floral store.