Ruby M. Beehler

Ruby M. Beehler, 78, of Mill Creek, passed away on Monday, December 28, 2020 at Northwest Health, Porter.


Ruby was born on July 11, 1942 in Fall River, MA, to Frank Laverne Williams and Dorothy A. (Lewis) Gomes.


On March 10, 2012, she married Jerry who survives.  Also surviving are her children, Russ (Carla) Burke of Mayfield, KY, Rick Rusch of Spencer, OK, Judy Hildebrand of La Porte, and Joyce (Brian) Becker of La Porte; 11 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; siblings, Buddy Chadderdon of Rehoboth Beach, DE, Gary (Nancy) Schmidt of TX, and Gail Schmidt of TX; 3 nieces, Jacki Chadderdon Hurley, Nancy Gorcarck, and Linda Chadderdon, all of FL; as well as numerous other special nieces and nephews.


“She was preceded by her parents; sister, Eva Klein; sons, Roy Rusch and James Beehler; and nephew, Stephan Chadderdon.”


Ruby was a store owner, for many years, at Marquette Mall, Michigan City.  She retired from a 40-year career as a face painter and clown.  Ruby created and designed various floral arrangements and crafts, which she sold at festivals, craft shows, and other venues.  She was a talented entrepreneur.  Ruby also enjoyed auctions and garage sales.  Even after retiring, she continued making her crafts and selling them in local shops.  She made time for everyone, be it at church, dinners, or other various gatherings.  Ruby was an extraordinary woman.  More than anything, Ruby loved spending time with her family and friends.  She never met a stranger.


A Private Celebration of Life Service will be held.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Berrien Springs, MI.


A time of visitation will be held from 4 -8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. 


Due to the recent Governor's Order, anyone attending the visitation is required to wear a mask and practice social distancing of six-feet.  Also, we are limited to 50 people in the building at any given time.  We kindly ask for your patience as we oversee these mandated guidelines. 


Memorial donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church, 3991 E. State Road 4, La Porte, IN 46350.


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