Ruby Arlene Cover

March 03, 1938 ‒ January 23, 2020

Galion, Ohio

Crawford County native Ruby Arlene Cover, 81, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020 from complications following a stroke on December 28. She most recently resided at the Dublin Retirement Village.

She was born March 3, 1938 in Bucyrus, Ohio to the late T.J. (Mike) and Ruth (Brinkman) Crissinger. Ruby was instrumental in the operation of the family farm and the family restaurant the “Arlie Glen Inn” west of Bucyrus.

A 1956 graduate of Mt. Zion High School, Ruby was employed as a secretary throughout her life among employers Swan Rubber, Ohio Locomotive Crane, Wynford High School, and finally, the Galion City Schools, from where she retired. She also was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, The Galion Booster Club, the Ohio Association of Public School Employees, Women of the Moose 177 of Galion, the Bucyrus American Legion Ladies Auxiliary 181, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Galion Aerie 630 and the 70 Knotters Flying Club.

She began playing the piano by ear at age five and began both piano and organ lessons at age nine. At the age of fifteen, she began her career as a church organist, a position she held for sixty consecutive years among Woodlawn UMC in Bucyrus, LaFeria UMC in LaFeria, Texas, and the First Presbyterian Church in Galion where she also directed the bell choir, arranged the special music performances, and served as an Elder.

She met her husband Max in 1968, and they spent nearly fifty years together before his passing in February of 2017. Together they enjoyed flying, dancing, boating, traveling, and playing cards. For the last twenty years, they wintered at their home in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Left to cherish her memory and the abundant “Rube-isms” that accompany them are her children and their families: son Glen (Ardelle) Noggle of Dublin; Jillian, Joe, Camden and Peyton Bowman; Mitch, Heather Aiden and Jase Noggle, Nick and Kate Noggle; son David (Julie) Noggle of St. George, Utah; Michael Noggle, Stephen Noggle; daughter Tena (Chase) Eyster of Ontario and Jensen Eyster; brother Gerald Crissinger of Bucyrus, sister-in-law Eloise Cover of Florida; step-children Gary (Susan) Cover of Mt. Gilead, Teresa (Mike) Smiley of Mt. Gilead and Gayle (Leslie) Cover of Caledonia. Ruby was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Lily James Bowman.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes, 218 South Market St., Galion, Ohio 44833 where services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 30 with Rev. Gary Proietti officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Galion Community Foundation General Scholarship Fund in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Ruby Cover, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Such a fine lady. She put up with alot from us as kids in school.
    To her family my thoughts and prayers.

  • Ruby was a beautiful person. She could brighten up a room. We are so fortunate to have known her. Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers.
    Lisa and Tony

  • Great great lady. Our thoughts and prays go out to Dave, Julie, Michael, Stephen and the rest of the family.
    Jim and Lori

  • Such an amazing & strong lady & a truly amazing family! Cheers Ruby! RIP. Love Rob & Tammy Riley

  • Dave, Julie,Michael, Steven and family, So sorry to hear of Ruby’s passing . Love and prayers being sent your way.

  • To the Cover and Noggle Families,
    Ruby was a spirited yet very kind person. When she smiled, her whole face would light up. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for the passing of Ruby.
    The Ron Nelson Family

  • To the entire family and many, many friends of Ruby, Jackie and I send our deepest sympathies. Nothing better than spending time with her and any piano around. Cherish the laughs, love and memories made. We miss her and know that her legacy will thrive through all of you.
    Ron and Jackie Green 🙏

  • Ruby was a very contagious lady! Always a smile on her face😊. Such a beautiful talent she had made others feel so happy. Music is everything 🎹🎼♥️ ! Great memories held by all. Hugs to the family🥰

  • Ruby was the Wynford High School secretary when I was hired as a teacher at Wynford. I’ve always remembered her vibrant personality. I’m so sorry the world has lost such a bright spirit.

  • Many fond memories of Ruby in the of Galion Senior High School. She will missed. Prayers for all her extended family.

  • Tena and family, very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

  • Our family has been so grateful to have gotten to know your Mom. We will always remember her caring actions, kindness, and generosity. It was our pleasure to have been part of her life. Our condolences and prayers are sent your way.

  • Sincere sympathy to Gary, Susan and Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you for comfort, strength and peace! Love, Hugh and Carole Buskell Cooke

  • Tena, Glen and family:
    Thank you for sharing Ruby with me and allowing me to help care for her over the years. She was an incredibly spunky, fun, spirited lady that will be missed. I’m glad she finally gets to get back with Max! Hugs to all!
    Doctor Becky Strickland

  • Glen and Dave,
    Please accept my sincere sympathies for the passing of your Mom. I have always remembered her support through our years at GHS, and especially at our ball games!

    Tom Cahill

  • Julie, Dave and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face and was so beautiful. Sending prayers of comfort for you all. Also, sorry I could not make it over to see you but Tim’s dad’s funeral was the same day as calling hours.
    Much love, Paulette

  • I have so many memories of all the good times we had! My sincere sympathy for all of the family.

  • We’re so glad Ruby was able to make it out to Utah, so we could meet her and share some laughs. Love the picture of her in front of Ruby’s Inn. Our thoughts are with you.
    Love to you all,
    Alan and Shelly Christensen

  • We are so lucky to have gotten to know Ruby and her family. She was so much fun and her family is part of our family now. Thank you Ruby, what an awesome person and what a great life. Love you.

  • Tena and family,

    My heartfelt prayers for your loss. Ms. Ruby will be missed by many, as she guided so many over the years.