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Joan M. Ruby

March 31, 1931 ~ June 11, 2020 (age 89)


Lancaster, OH-Joan M. Ruby, 89, formerly of Guilford Lake, passed away at 11:48am, Thursday, June 11, 2020 at Crestview Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing in Lancaster, Ohio.


Mrs. Ruby was born March 31, 1931 in Lisbon and was a daughter of the late Lee O. and Mary E. (Cox) Ikirt.


Joan owned and operated the “Trading Post” at Guilford Lake with her late husband, Bill for 41 years, retiring in 1990.  She was also a member of the Lisbon First Christian Church.


Mrs. Ruby enjoyed doing embroidery, going fishing in Canada with her husband, and baking, and will be fondly remembered for her homemade bread.  Joan also loved her dog, Honey.


Her husband, William A. “Bill” Ruby, whom she married October 18, 1951, preceded her in death May 6, 1998.


Joan is survived and will be dearly missed by her daughter, Linda Donavan of Lancaster, Ohio; her sister, Meretta Stockman of Canonsburg, PA; and several nieces and nephews.


In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by her sisters, Dolores Cushman and Avis McMillan; and by her brothers, Kenneth R. and Glendon E. Ikirt.


Funeral services will be held at 1pm, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at the Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home with Bob Garwood officiating.  Private burial will follow at Woodsdale Cemetery.


The family will receive friends from 11am until the time of services Tuesday at the funeral home.  We kindly ask that everyone in attendance to please observe facemask protocol and social distancing guidelines.


Friends may also view Joan’s memorial tribute page, share memories, and send condolences at



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June 16, 2020

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432

Funeral Service
June 16, 2020

1:00 PM
Eells-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home
215 West Lincoln Way
Lisbon, OH 44432


Woodsdale Cemetery
32493 Teegarden Rd.
Hanoverton, OH 44423

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