Corinne Blackburn Ruby
93, of Sebring, Ohio, died on Dec. 31, 2013, at Crandall Medical Center at Copeland Oaks. Corinne was born in Byesville, Ohio to Thomas S. and Mildred Spaid Blackburn.
She was predeceased by her parents, her brother, Frank M. Blackburn, and her beloved husband of 68 years, C. Orland Ruby. She is survived by her son, Thomas O. (Mary Jo) Ruby of Gahanna, Ohio. She is also survived by her sister, Marsena Miller, of Richwood, Ohio; her sister-in-law, Vera Blackburn, of West Liberty, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.
Corinne graduated from Byesville High School, attended Ohio Wesleyan University and George Peabody College, and received her master's degree from Scarritt College. A director of Christian education, she worked with her husband, a United Methodist minister, in churches in Bethesda, Tenn., and Edison, Centerburg, New London, Alliance, East Liverpool and New Franklin, Ohio.
There will be family graveside services at Greenwood Cemetery in Byesville, Ohio, at 11 a.m. on Jan. 3, 2014. A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, in Alliance, Ohio, on Jan. 11, 2014, at Noon, where the family will receive visitors one hour before the service. Contributions in Corinne's memory may be made to: The Oaks Foundation, Copeland Oaks, 800 South 15th Street, Sebring, OH 44672; Christ United Methodist Church, 470 East Broadway, Alliance, Ohio 44601; or Alliance Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice, 885 South Sawburg Road, Alliance, Ohio 44601. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home, 75 S. Union Ave. Alliance, OH. Friends may register online at
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral & Crematory Service
75 S Union Ave Alliance, OH 44601
Published in The Repository on Jan. 2, 2014