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Ruby A. Miller, 89, of Ford City, passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 7, 2023, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh with her family at her side.
Born January 19, 1934, in North Wilkesboro, NC, Ruby was the daughter of Jessie Fate Anderson and Bessie Louvenia (Roberts) Anderson. She was the last survivor of four brothers and three sisters.
Ruby’s life led her to Norfolk, VA, where she met her husband of 52 years, Ludwig “Jack” Miller while he was serving in the Navy. They were the proud parents of two daughters, Becky and Sandy. Ruby’s time on this earth led her from her North Carolina roots to Virginia before settling in Pennsylvania.
She was active in several organizations throughout her life including Order of the Eastern Star #277 of Kittanning, a member The First Baptist Church of Ford City where she served as a Trustee on the Board of Christian Education, and a member of the choir. Ruby was a proud Republican, as she held several offices within the party including being elected a PA State Committeewoman. She was cordially invited by then-Governor Richard Thornburg to attend his inauguration. Ruby worked at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department for many years. While working and after retirement, she devoted her time to her three grandchildren (Jacob, Breanna and Michael). Her drive to live was aided by the birth of her twin great-granddaughters “Little Ruby” and Kali, and was recently re-invigorated by the news of a great-grandson “Jack” to be born soon. Ruby led a very fulfilled life. She will leave a void in the lives of everyone including her family, friends and caregivers.
Ruby is survived by her daughters, Rebecca (Grant) Kanish and Sandra (Mark) Quartz; her grandchildren: Jacob Kanish, Breanna (Seth) Frazier and Michael Quartz; and her great-grandchildren, Ruby and Kali Frazier. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, and close friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ludwig “Jack” Miller on January 28, 2010; her parents, Jessie and Bessie Anderson; and her siblings: Warren, Gradie, Commie, Hobert, Argie, Lucille, Flossie.
Friends will be welcomed from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, at Welch Funeral Service, LLC, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at First Baptist Church of Ford City, co-officiated by Pastor Tim Kutch and Rev. Jim Vincent. Additional visitation will be offered in the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Ford City Cemetery. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.welchfh.com.