September 1, 2013

Ruby Fay Townsend


---- — HARTFORD CITY — Ruby Fay Townsend, 90, Hartford City, passed away at 5:20 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Hartford City May 4, 1923, to the late Farrell Reed and the late Bertha Blanche (Kirkwood) Reed.

Ruby married Vernon Lawrence “Deacon” Townsend on Jan. 18, 1947, at First Christian Church Parsonage. He preceded her in death Sept. 1, 2000.

She formerly worked for Harry Schumacher at Restaurant and also worked at Hoover Needler Furniture Store for many years.

Ruby was a member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Hartford City.

She will be sadly missed by her daughter, Diana S. Townsend of Hartford City; son, Dennis R. (Denice) Townsend of Logansport; son-in-law, Dennis Pierce of Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren, Travis J. (Heather) Monroe, Troy A. (Carrie) Monroe, Amber S. Fraze, Kristi D. (Casey) Thigpen, Steven L. Pierce, Christopher L. (Heidi) Pierce, Eric V. Pierce, Melinda L. Townsend, Joshua L. (Lavinia) Gibson, Matthew D. (Lindsay) Gibson and Cattie I. (Jeremiah) Jarrell; great-grandchildren, Mariah S. Lane, Harrison G. Thigpen, Abraham T. Thigpen, Victor L. Thigpen, Brienna F. Pierce, Preston R. Strait, Kaitlyn E. Strait, Braxton L. Strait, Taylor Monroe, Tinsley Monroe, Savanna Monroe, Zane Fraze, Conner Gibson, Olivia Gibson, Kyra Kumler, Deacon Gibson, Ella Gibson, Layla Jarrell and Josiah Jarrell; great-great-granddaughter, Gracie Townsend Strait; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her daughter, Jayne A. Pierce; sister, Vera Jean Johnson; and brother, Virgil Glenn Reed.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Keplinger Funeral Home, 509 N. High St., Hartford City. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory, Muncie.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be sent to First Christian Church, 500 N. High St., Hartford City, IN 47348.

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