Rubye Moore Berry

July 13, 1920 ‒ July 30, 2014

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD:  Rubye Berry knew that if you want to make friends, be friendly.  Engaging and pleasant, she never met a stranger and made many friends wherever life’s journey took her.

Rubye Moore Berry, age 94, of Mansfield passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home following a short illness.

She was born July 13, 1920 in Miami, Florida to Aubrey O. and Cleo B.  Moore and was graduated from Miami High School.

Rubye worked in Washington D.C. and New York City as a secretary for the Civil Air Patrol during World War II.  After the war, she moved to the Mansfield area where she worked in the office of both Mansfield Tire and Tappan, and also as a home health care worker.

A loving and devoted mother, she also adored her grandsons and enjoyed hearing of their adventures.

Friendly and outgoing, Rubye made many friends, whom she considered family, at Bob Evans.

She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Bobbie and Dr. Jeffrey Schmunk of Mansfield and Linda Berry Haas of Brandon, Florida; and two grandsons Matthew Schmunk of Columbus and Michael Schmunk of Groveport.

Rubye was preceded in death by a brother Aubrey O. Moore and a sister Roberta Comfort.

A private graveside service will be held in Mansfield Memorial Park.  The Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Berry family with cremation arrangements.

Memorial contributions in honor of Rubye may be made to the Richland County Humane Society, 3025 Park Ave W, Ontario, OH 44906 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Expressions of sympathy and support may be made by

  • Dear Linda, Bobbie & Family,
    We are so saddened to hear about your Mom. I’ve known her for many years and she will be dearly missed. I’m glad I got to see her these past years when you would come up from Florida Linda..I know how much that meant to her to get together with all of us for lunch.

    Our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers go out to all of you..

    It’s so hard to lose our Moms (my Mom passed away at Winchester too) but they raised us well and we will keep them in our hearts forever!!

    Love you all,
    Susi & Jerry

  • My sincere condolences to Linda, Bobby, Jeff and the boys. Ever since Roberta died in 1999, Rubye was a surrogate mother to me. In our phone conversations she always talked about each of you and expressed her deep love for you all. Likewise, she always asked about Kevin and Katie and sent them birthday and Christmas cards every year.
    I loved Rubye and miss her very much …
    My love to you all, Dennis

  • Rubye was one of those human beings that you delight in knowing and don’t easily forget. I enjoyed her visits while working as a dental hygienist in Dr. Robert Brown’s office and seeing her in the grocery store always meant a friendly conversation. My heartfelt condolences to her loving family, Bobbie, Dr. Jeff and grandchildren. Sincerely, Marian Blahnik

  • Dr. and Mrs Schmunk and family, I was saddened to see of the passing of dear Rubye. She cared for my mother in law, Janie Brook for a time before she had to move to assisted living. It was a great match. Rubye also cared for my husband, Bob a few times at our home also. What a woman–young at heart yet old enough for wisdom. I saw her at the grocery last December- she had driven there, was talking with someone and remembered me! How wonderful that you were blessed to enjoy her for so many years! Can you imagine the celebration in heaven when SHE arrived?! Pat Brook and Jeff Brook

  • Dear Bobbie, Linda and family,

    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was such a delightful lady! I worked with her at Tappan many years ago but I would run into her at Kroger on Lexington Ave. and Bob Evans on 4th Street. I always enjoyed talking to her…she was always so upbeat.

    One thing for certain is the love she had for her family. She always spoke so highly of all of you.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Ginger Koozer