Ruby Harter

March 18, 1932 ‒ February 14, 2020

Halethorpe, Maryland
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio

Ruby Harter 87, of Halethorpe, Maryland, and formerly of Delaware, Ohio passed away Friday, February 14, 2020 at North Arundel Nursing Home and Rehabilitation in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

She was born on March 18, 1932 in Recovery Georgia to the late David D. & Esther N. (Pippin) Bryant. Ruby would go on and meet the love of her life Harvey Harter. They would marry, and spend several wonderful years together before his passing in August 1989. Ruby was a homemaker, taking care of her husband and children.

She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband Harvey Harter, brother S.A. Bryant; sisters Opal Gaspard, and Lucille Paul.

Left to cherish her memory are her children Allen (Joy) Harter, Anne (Dale) Kunze, Carol Harter, and Lee Harter; 8 grandchildren and 12 great- grandchildren; sisters Jean Bryant and Janie Bryan-Anngello; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Ruby enjoyed reading, doing word searches, and playing bingo. The greatest joy in her life was raising not only her children, but the children whom so many people asked her to babysit; it brought great joy to Ruby, and a smile to her face.

Pastor Doug Baldwin will officiate a funeral service 11:00 am Thursday, February 20, 2020 at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015 where family and friends may call from 10:00 am until the time of the service. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed towards The American Diabetes Association, 471 East Broad Street, suite 1630, Columbus, Ohio 43215, or the Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter,3740 Ridge Mill Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026.

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The Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is assisting the family with arrangements.

  • Ruby was the only babysitter my children ever had.
    They lived directly across the street from us and my kids loved her. She became a close and valued friend. She leaves a loving legacy for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I am sure she will be greatly missed but very fondly remembered.

  • When LEE was born he inherited all of his grace, goodness, kindness, and generosity from his loving mother Ruby. May Ruby Rest In Peace knowing that her legacy, as a wonderful woman, was passed on to such a wonderful man! We love you Lee Harter!
    Mike and Lorrie

  • I have so many great memories of my Aunt Ruby but the most important memories of them all has to be when my son came to me and told me he was gay and it broke my heart and I almost lost my son but after lots of prayers God told me to call Aunt Ruby so I did. Well she told me to get up off my butt and to put my son on the alter and pray for him and love my son because he was STILL my Son and he was Still my BABY. So I got up wiped the tears from my face and I did as I was TOLD by my AUNT RUBY and GOD. Aunt Ruby I love you and I will miss you Thank you for being you.

  • Ruby Lee was such a wonderful woman who loved her family very much. We had the pleasure of getting to know her and about her through her son Lee. She will be missed by so many. Rest in peace Ruby Lee.

    Barbara, Chuck and Harvee

  • I knew Ms. Ruby through Deerpoint Baptist Church during the time she lived in Panama City, Florida! She was a kind, loving lady and I’m sure will be greatly missed!
    Marsha Thompson

  • The memories I have of Aunt Ruby are sadly all from my youth. I never got to keep up with and continue our bond as I grew and had a family of my own. The rare occasions I did get to see her in my travels, she always treated me as if we had only seen each other just yesterday. You’re free of your earthly bonds and in a far better place. We know you will be keeping an eye on your children, watching over them, from your place that is free of the Ill’s that plague this world.. Forever Loved..