Ruby J. Warner

July 31, 1922 ‒ April 11, 2018

Delaware, Ohio

Ruby J. Warner 95, of Delaware passed away Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at Grady Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 31, 1922 in Delaware, Ohio the only daughter to the late Harold Eli & Vena (Rhodes) Stone.

Ruby worked for Sunray Stove Company in Delaware for number of years, starting out in the office, and making her way as a shift leader. She was a member of the New Beginnings Methodist Church in Delaware.

Ruby met and married the love of her life Gale C. “Racehorse” Warner; they were happily married 67 years until his passing in 2009. She is also preceded in death by her brother Samuel Stone and son in-law Roger Felty.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters Pat Felty of Westervile and Carla (Justin) Rengert of West Chester, PA; six grandchildren; thirteen great- grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; ex-sons-in-law Darhl Schoenleb and Fredrick Bowman; special friend and adoptive daughter Thelma Gappert.

Ruby enjoyed playing cards especially Euchre, reading, doing crossword puzzles, and writing poetry. Ruby was known as the “Queen” everywhere she went, always dressed perfectly with jewelry  to match; she always carried and presented herself as a lady.

Her family will remember her as the bright burst of energy and color that she was.

A memorial service celebrating Ruby’s life will be held 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at  the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center 101 Valleyside Drive, Delaware, Ohio 43015, where family and friends may call from 2:00 p.m. until the time of the service.

In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be directed towards New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 385 E. William Street, P.O. Box 1268, Delaware, Ohio 43015.

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  • I’m her great grandson Ian Bowman. I have a lot of memories. From the time I was young to now she always found a way to bring a smile to my face. From the fact that I was and will always be her little messenger. To the hugs I always gave and received from her. Her laughter was contagious and her smiling really brightened my day. Every time I visited her it brought me good happy vibes and I love her to death because during the hard times of my life I knew I could always talk to her about it. I know she’s looking down with grandpa having the time of there lives watching us all grow during this hard time and through our our lives she will be there in not only my heart but everyone she was close to. She will always be on my mind and honestly I’ll never forget her. Her little messenger may have lost her on earth but I’ve never lost her in spirit. Love you grandma… – your little messenger Ian

  • This is Penny I work at Ohio living Sarah Moore
    Ruby always tell me I save her life when she was sick, she save me coupons from the paper for me every week, I’m going to miss her alot.

  • Ruby was a beautiful lady in every way. I will always remember her as our caring Campfire Girl leader in Hilliard. Ruby made it a fun time. Later, Pat learned that we were cousins through the Freshwater family, and I was thrilled. When I visited Ruby, it was like a family celebration! Her love will be her legacy. God bless you with His Peace and Love.

  • You could never miss Ruby walking into a room. Not just because of her bright clothes and lipstick (and bow to match!), but because of her jubilant personality. She used to measure my pregnant belly with my oldest son, then we would play euchre every Friday night with my grandmother. I will miss her dearly but cherish the memories I had with her. Thinking of you, Carla and Pat!

  • I started working with Ruby in 1969 at Sunray Stove. She would tell me my skirts were too short. And in the winter if I came in with wet hair, because I overslept, she warned me I was going to get pneumonia. I enjoyed seeing Ruby and Thelma around town. She will definitely be missed.

  • Ruby was a dear true friend of my mother, Genny Fisher. For many years, they worked together at Sunray Stove Company. Genny cherished every visit, gathering, card and gift she received from Ruby. She was a wonderful sweet lady indeed.
    When I was a young girl, I remember how classy she was driving around town in her orange sports car !
    Mom and I enjoyed our visits with her in the nursing home in recent years. Rest in Peace, Ruby, until we meet again, you are greatly missed.

    Love, Genny and Lois

  • Ruby was a wonderful lady and I will miss her greatly . Being in maintenance here at Sarah Moore brought us together on many common work issues and she always told me straight up what was going on and to just fix it the best I can. She dearly loved her daughter Pat and was always glad she came to visit and worried for her often. Ruby’s birthday was coming up here in July and as I did last year was planning on getting her a couple White Castles. This year I will just get a couple for my self in memory of the times we had . What a blessing she was!
    Rick Ringley

  • I worked with Ruby at Sunray Stove Company, and also Ruby and Gale lived in the same mobile home park as I did. She was always such a blessing and a lot of fun, as.was Gale. She always looked just like she had just left the beauty parlor and her hair just freshly done. A beautiful person, both inside and out. One of my most fond memories of Ruby was her driving her little Orange MG. There will always be fond memories of Ruby and Gale. Went to Sarah Moore and had lunch with Ruby and talk about the old days, had a wonderful time. Ruby will be greatly missed and she was such a blessing to all that knew her. Pat and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Ruby May be gone in body, but she will forever be with us in thoughts and in our hearts.

    Paul Chafin

  • Ruby’s little Orange sports car was a 914 Porsche I was one of her lead people when she had line 5 as a Foreman . She was one of the nicest people I knew and never a dull moment .She will be truly missed by all of us that worked at Sunray Stove .