Ruby Irene Nettelhorst
June 17, 1922 ‒ January 04, 2018
Fort Myers, Florida
Formerly of Sunbury, Ohio
Ruby Irene Nettelhorst, age 95 of Fort Myers and long-time Sunbury resident died Thursday morning, January 4, 2018 at Joanne’s House at Hope Hospice in Bonita Springs, Florida.
Ruby Irene (Comstock) Nettelhorst was born to Glendon and Levena (Lott) Comstock in Condit, on June 17, 1922. She was a twin–Ralph, he passed in 1994.
She attended the two-room school house that stood next to the Trenton Cemetery for her first year and then to Sunbury, where she graduated in 1940. She joined the Condit Presbyterian Church April 7, 1935.
She married Charles Nettelhorst in April 1941. In 1949, after starting their business, Sunbury Plumbing and Heating, where she was bookkeeper, they built a home on Otis Street where they lived for 60 years before moving to Florida in 2010.
She was a leader of a Girl Scout troop, helped with the Boy Scouts, and worked with the BW Band Boosters. She was a member of the Pythian Sisters and enjoyed the Mid-Ohio Camera Club and the ladies Euchre Club. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the BSTG Ladies Auxiliary.
She loved to crochet beautiful afghans and baby afghans, and to give them as gifts, making over 70. Ruby did amazing embroidery and cut work pieces, and later kept friends and family supplied with scrubbies. She never missed sending a card for birthdays, anniversaries, sympathy or thinking of you, and she loved to get cards and correspond with so many people.
She and Charles traveled extensively in the United States and Canada, enjoying the motorhome lifestyle and wintering in Florida. She so enjoyed the COTC Travel Club. Many great times, and delicious potlucks, with wonderful friends and family, were had at “The Woods”, their private campground on the family farm.
Preceded in death by her husband, Charles, brother Ralph Comstock, and sister Florence Mae Murray.
Those left to cherish her memory: Sons: Roger (Linda) Nettelhorst and Ralph (Bobbie) Nettelhorst. Daughter: Ruth (Frank) Pickell. Grandchildren:
Dale Fling, Steve (Kerry Bonaventura) Fling, and Billy (Darla Frakes) Fling, Teri (John) Stinauer, Vicki (Dan) Kurkimillis, Rodney (Cynthia) Nettelhorst, Douglas Nettelhorst, Sarah (Shep) Critzer, Michael Nettelhorst. 11 Great-Grandchildren, and 2 Great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at Noon at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074. Burial to follow at Trenton Cemetery in Sunbury. Friends may call from 10 AM until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Condit Presbyterian Church, 15102 Hartford Road, Sunbury, Ohio 43074
The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Nettelhorst’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com