On Saturday, February 16, 2013, Marcela Ruble, 92, formerly of Deeds Road, passed away in the comfort of Chapel Grove Inn, where she had made her home for the last four years. Marcela was born on January 2, 1921, in Fairfield County to the late Carl and Ruth (Asbell) Amspaugh.
Marcela and her husband, Judd, bought the farm on Deeds Road in Granville and were farmers until Judd’s heath failed. In 1954, Marcela went to work in the offices of the Owens Corning plant in Newark. In 1983, she retired after 29 years of service. While working, she also found time to have many other jobs as a wife, mother, grandmother, chauffer, teacher, lawn service, laundry lady, gardener, bargain shopper, cook, and home canning and freezing expert for her winter meals. She also became an excellent seamstress making clothes and reuphostering furniture. After her retirement she had time to play bridge with the Granville Fellowship group and euchre with the Licking County seniors at the old Zerger Hall.
Marcela was a former member of the Outville Presbyterian Church and is a current member of the Heath Church of Christ.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Judson S. Ruble Sr.; her son, Judson S. Ruble, Jr. (or Junior or Barney, as his Fiberglas friends called him); and her daughter-inlaw,
Francis Willoughby Ruble, Jr.
Marcela leaves behind one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Joe Lofink of Hebron; two grandsons, Steve (Natalie) Ruble and family of Pataskala and Scott (Beth) Walters and family of Hebron; one granddaughter, Hannah (Max) Randall and family of Australia; a sister, Norma Delong of Lancaster; her daughter-inlaw, Barbara Noland Ruble Jr of New Concord; step-grandson, Joe (Malinda) Lofink of Thornville; three step-granddaughters, Michele(Ronnie) Gray of Newark, Linda (Marty) Savage of Thornville, and Kathleen (Roger) Ryder of New Mexico.; seven great-grandchildren, Abby and Elizabeth Ruble, Madeleine, Bethany, Sam and Joel Randall, and Josh Walters; seven step-great grandchildren; 17 step-great-great grandchildren; and nine nieces and nephews.
A funeral service, celebrating Marcela’s life, was held February 20, 2013, in the Kirkersville home of Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor Dave Mason of the Heath Church of Christ officiating. Burial followed in Kirkersville Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the D staff at Chapel Grove Inn for their exceptional care.
Memorial contributions may be made in Marcela’s memory to: Hospice of Central Ohio, 2269 Cherry Valley Road, Newark, Ohio 43055.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hoskinsonfuneral.com
Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for the Ruble Family.