Bethel McCoy Ruby Fink unexpectantly went home to be with Jesus and her loved ones on Aug 19th 2013. She was born on Jan 12th, 1933 in Moshannon, Pa. to the late John and Dorothea Tipton McCoy.
She will always be remembered for her forgiving and loving spirit and kind heart. She was a great Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. She loved God her family dearly. She often said, “If it wasn’t for her kids and her music she would have given up many times during the trials and hard times in her life”. These were her strengths to keep going.
She enjoyed her family, music, singing, teaching, crocheting, dancing, roller skating, traveling and visiting. She loved ice cream and chocolate as well as her cats Abby, Jersey and Sassy. She was taught to love God with all her heart by her wonderful parents and was looking forward to being reunited with them, her sisters Audeane, and Shirley as well as her grandson, Georgie in Heaven. The last two years of her life her health started to fail and kept her from traveling and going to Church. This was upsetting to her because she enjoyed life and others tremendously. Her life was beautiful as was her spirit and appearance. Her sense of humor and faith in God will provide her children with many great memories of the way she dealt with life’s circumstances.
Music was another love in her life. It surrounded her every day. She was a piano teacher for many years and had great joy in teaching others. The love of music was instilled in her from her mother when she was young and sang on a Christian Radio Station with her sister Audeane and her parents. She started her teaching career in Warren at George Johnson Studios and continued to teach private lessons until the last week of her life. Over the many years of teaching her students she was so proud of, it gave her great pleasure to conduct several piano recitals in Erie and Warren.
She was a longtime resident of Warren. She graduated from Warren Area High School in 1951. She studied and graduated from The Pennsylvania Conservatory of Music in 1952 then moved to Youngstown, Ohio for a short time until she met and married Frederick M. Ruby in 1954 and moved to Erie, Pa. to start a family of 7 children. All of whom are still living and from them have produced 12 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren, all of which she had a remarkable memory for each and every one’s special birthdays and would give them cards and presents.
She is survived by her 7 children, Darrell Ruby and his wife Judy, Terry Ruby, Mickey Ruby, Brenda Nuhfer and her husband Randy, John Ruby and his wife Keprena all of Warren and Youngsville Pa., Paul Ruby of Erie, Beth Boyd and her husband John of Waterford. She is also survived by her eleven grandchildren, Melissa Johnson of Warren, Amy Winegardner and her husband Jack of Indiana, Sarah Biehls of Youngsville, Heather Ruby and her companion Matt Porter, John Ruby Jr, Brittnay Pangborn, Nathan Ruby all of Warren, Randy Nuhfer Jr, Olivia Nuhfer of Warren, Mackenzie, Riley and Carter Boyd of Waterford. She is also survived by nine great grandchildren, Cassandra and Eric Johnson, Matthew Porter Jr, James Walters and Chloe VanOrd of Warren and Macey, Reese and Wyatt Winegardner of Indiana and Kameron Tonsing of Youngsville, Pa, Jeffrey Wright a family friend of Erie, Pa, as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her first husband Fred M. Ruby, her second husband Robert M. Fink and her grandson George A Biehls Jr as well as her sisters Audeane, Shirley and parents.
Friends will be received at the Peterson Blick Funeral Home, Inc., 1003 Penna. Ave. E., Warren, PA., on Wednesday, August 21, from 6 8 p.m., and Thursday, August 22, from 10 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with Rev. Doug McCracken, pastor Warren Alliance Church, officiating.
Burial will follow in the Pine Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asked that you donate to things very dear to her heart, The Warren Alliance Church, Any local Humane Society and The Warren Concert Association.