Ruby Louise Martin, 94, of Yorktown, passed gently away on Saturday, November 20, at Yorktown Manor.
Ruby was born on October 17, 1927, to the late Ray and Oakley Guinn. She was a 1945 graduate of Yorktown High School. On June 9, 1945, she married her sailor, Bert Martin. They had 68 years together before he passed away in 2013.
They raised their five children in Selma, before moving to Yorktown in their later years. They were Christian parents, who worked together to provide for the family. Ruby worked at Indiana Bell, Sears, and Ball State Bracken library from where she retired in 1991. She was involved in her children’s and community activities as a member of the Eastern Star, several home ec clubs, and as a Girl Scout leader. Her excellent cooking skills made her a popular volunteer cook for many groups. She and Bert were active in Habitat for Humanity, a square dance group, and the Muncie Area Campers. They committed their time and money to the various United Methodist Churches they attended, the last being the Yorktown UMC. Ruby enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Survivors include a daughter, Sue (John) Bennett of Lima, Ohio; two sons, Robert Martin and Doug (Shonet) Martin, both of Muncie; 6 grandchildren, Sarah Bennett, Karen (Nick) Schieltz, Jesse (Christopher) Daniel, Emily Scott, Randi Dieterman, and James Martin; brother Don (Judi) Guinn; sister-in-law, Carol Ward; 10 great grandchildren, Caity Daniel, Carter Daniel, Jacob Schieltz, Jamie Schieltz, Averey Klooze, Ashlin Klooze, Piper Dieterman, Sydney Dieterman, and Mia Dieterman, and Demaris Scott; and several nieces and nephews. Most people, related or not, called her Aunt Ruby.
In addition to Bert, others deceased include: two sons, Donald Martin, Jerry Martin; daughter-in-law Rachel Martin; and grandson, Austin Klooze.
A memorial service to celebrate Ruby’s life will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, November 27, 2021, The Yorktown United Methodist Church, 2301 S. Broadway St. in Yorktown. Pastor Kate Muhlbaier, Pastor Tony Guinn, and Pastor Randy Davis will officiate. Ruby chose cremation with burial in Hawk Cemetery at a later date.
The family welcomes you to visitation from 3-7 PM Friday, November 26, at Gant Funeral Homes - Yorktown Chapel, 2215 S. Broadway St. in Yorktown and one hour prior to her memorial service on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, she asked for contributions to the Yorktown United Methodist Church for their Sunday School.
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The Gant and Miller families are honored to celebrate Ruby’s life with her family and community.