Ruby Arnetta Bower

1933 - 2018

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Ruby A. Bower, 85, of Arlington passed away on Monday, December 31, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Center, Arlington. Ruby was born on August 13, 1933 in Van Buren Township, Hancock County to the late Oliver and Alma (Schaller) Bormuth. On May 8, 1955 she married Carl F. Bower and he passed away on January 8, 2013. The marriage was blessed with three children: Ronald C. (Jennifer) Bower and Sandra K. (Glenn Boyd), both of rural Jenera, and Linda L. (Robert) Isenbarger of rural Arlington. Ruby has nine grandchildren: Anthony (Beth) Branan, Angie (Rich) Vaughn, Emily (Eric) Shank, Holly (Jordan) Castle, Allen (Vanessa) Beidelschies, Justine Bower, Maci (Derek) Morrison, and Trevor Bower. Ruby also has great-grandchildren: Jacob and Christian Branan, Garrett and Blake Vaughn, Evan Shank, Cooper Castle, Blaize Morrison, Gus and Stella Beidelschies, and Alivia Beidelschies. Ruby was preceded in death by a grandchild, Megan Bower; a great-grandchild, Preston Vaughn; two brothers: Herbert and Marion Bormuth; and one sister, Elenora Rossman. Three sisters are surviving: Elizabeth Bower of Arlington, Delores von Stein of Jenera, and Ruth Wilson of Michigan. Ruby was a longtime member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera. She enjoyed helping on the farm, milking and caring for the sheep. Ruby also liked to sew, garden, can, play cards and care for her grandchildren. Visitation will be held Thursday, January 3, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 PM at CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington and one hour prior to the funeral service which will be on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jenera. Rev. Steven Edmiston will officiate and burial will follow at the St. Paul Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Paul Church or the Diabetes Association. On line condolences may be left for the family at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Thursday, January 3rd 2019 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM

    St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
    9340 TR 32
    Jenera, Ohio 45841
    Friday, January 4th 2019 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, January 4th 2019 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
    9340 TR 32
    Jenera, Ohio 45841

  • Final Resting Place:

    St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery [Map]

    Van Buren Twp., Ohio

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To : Linda Sandy and Ron and families
Date :Friday, January 4th 2019
From : Charles and Carol Breitigam
Our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Sorry we were not able to be at the visitation. We have many good memories of your mom.

To : Linda Sandy Ron
Date :Friday, January 4th 2019
From : Mary
Now your Mom & Dad are together again. May God comfort you at this time of loss. With sympathy, Mary & Stephen Cowan