Howard D. Ruby age 91 of St. Johns, MI passed away on January 23, 2020. Howard was born on March 10, 1928 in Richmond, IN the son of Mike and Bertha Ruby. He graduated from Greensfork High School in Greensfork, IN. and had served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Howard was a salesman at heart selling for Schaeffer Bread, Archway Cookies, Coca Cola and Bee’s Chevrolet. Later he had his own business of R & H Auto Sales in St. Johns. He loved football, baseball and collecting model cars.
Survivors are his former wife, Sharon, son Terry of TX, daughters Marsha Ludtke of Lansing, and Bonnie Curtis. Sister Patty (Don) Thalls of KY, half-brothers, Mike and Mark Ruby, grandchildren, Britton, Grant, Adrienne Ruby Cordes, Rick Ludtke, Angela Fritz, Christina Stone, Lexus Lange, Dominick Harper, Nicole Butcher and Kim Butcher II and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Best friend John Hemstreet. Step-children, Kim Butcher, Leighann Thompson and Brian Butcher.
A gathering of friends and relatives will be held at Keck-Coleman Funeral Home on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 11:00 A.M. with John Bond officiating. The family will receive friends and relatives beginning at 9:00 A.M. until service time. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Basic Needs Store, 213 N. Clinton Ave., St. Johns, MI 48879
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