Ruby M. Luke
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Ruby M. Luke, 89, of Marion, SD died peacefully on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 am Monday, June 23, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion with Rite of Interment at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Family present visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 pm and a Liturgical Wake Service beginning at 7:00 pm followed by the Recitation of the Rosary.
Ruby Mae Carpenter, daughter of Earl and Lessie (Kimsey) Carpenter, was born August 1, 1924 at Sioux Falls, SD. The family lived there until 1929. She grew up in the Parker area attending Country Grade School near Parker and graduating from Parker High School in 1942.
Ruby was united in marriage with Arthur J. Luke on October 30, 1945 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion, SD. They farmed near Marion from 1945 to 1991, they then moved into Marion. Ruby also worked as a receptionist at the Marion Veterinary Clinic for 28 years retiring in 1995.
Ruby was a longtime member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marion.
Grateful for having shared her life are her two daughters, Carol Fitzgerald (Pat), Marion, SD, Connie English(Mark Gillis), Sioux Falls, SD; five grandchildren, Karyn Storm (Jeff), Rapid City, SD, Robert Fitzgerald (Amber), Harrisburg, SD, Jessica Fitzgerald (Kayla Druar), Salem, SD, Adam English, Sioux Falls, SD, Kevin English, Sioux Falls, SD; four great grandchildren, A.J. and Shane Storm, Rapid City, SD, Parker and Aubree Fitzgerald, Harrisburg, SD; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur on September 24, 2008; her parents; a brother, Roland; and a great grandson, Jonathon Fitzgerald.
Miller Funeral Home
507 South Main Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Published in The Argus Leader on June 20, 2014