Ruby Mae Carter(1926 - 2014)

Carter, Ruby Mae; age 87; passed away peacefully Friday, March 28, 2014, with family at her side. She was born on December 19, 1926 in Magoffin County, Kentucky, to William and Essie Posey. Ruby grew up in Kentucky and West Virginia before her family moved to Breckenridge, Michigan in 1934. She attended school there, played coronet in the high school band, was a member of the Glee Club and graduated from Breckenridge High School in 1944. On July 5, 1944, she married Arland Carter. They lived in Wheeler, Michigan until 1957 when they bought the farm in the Crystal area. She is survived by 3 sisters, Martha Post of Breckenridge, Mary (Bill) Horvat of Sanford, and Susie (Larry) Huntoon of Breckenridge; 7 children, Mike of Breckenridge, Ed (Kathryn) of Montara, California, Marcie, Wes (Mary), Kelly, Perry and Todd, all of Crystal; 13 grandchildren, Tammy, Darin, Nicholas, Anthony, Will, Kacie, John, Garrett, Chris, Gabe, Taylor, Hollie, and Joe; 7 great grandchildren; nephews and nieces; and special employee, Jake Weber. Ruby was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sisters, Lula Prahin, Virginia Stowitz and Nancy Phillips; her brother, Bill Posey; and her daughter-in-law, Carla. Ruby’s life consisted of her love to sing, to listen and dance to Country and Polka music, garden, sew, hang laundry on the line, frequent yard sales, auctions and resale shops, visit with her sisters and brother, dote over the grand and great grandchildren, and cook and bake wonderful meals for her family. Ruby loved walking around the yard looking at all her flowers, her favorites being violets and peonies, even picking a flowering weed to put in a glass on the kitchen table. She helped around the farm doing pretty much anything she set her mind to. She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt, and was very strong willed. Ruby enjoyed having her relatives visit the farm and enjoyed visiting her family in Breckenridge. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 12 Noon at the United Methodist Church, 125 3rd Street, Breckenridge, Michigan with a luncheon to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Home Care or Hospice, 3007 North Saginaw Road, Midland, MI 48640-9963. Online condolence may be sent to, Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Smith Funeral Homes, Ithaca chapel.

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Smith Family Funeral Homes, Ithaca Chapel
1333 East Center Street Ithaca, MI 48847
Published in Morning Sun on Apr. 3, 2014