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Ruby Mae Kreher

May 31, 1935 — April 8, 2024

Cridersville

Ruby Mae Lutterbeck Kreher of Lima, age 88 entered Heaven at 1:50 a.m. on April 8, 2024. She

was born May 31, 1935, the youngest of seven on the farm near New Knoxville, OH to the late

Fred and Magdalena (Kipp) Lutterbeck.

 

She graduated from New Knoxville High School in 1953 and Lima Memorial School of Nursing in 1956. She worked over 30 years in the LMH Operating room and later retired from the office of Anesthesia Associates of Lima. On March 17, 1963, she married Paul W. Kreher at 1st Evangelical & Reformed Church in Lima of where she met him in the church choir. Together they were advisors for Sr. youth fellowship. Paul passed away January 6, 2023. Ruby served in many different offices in the women's groups in the church. She also served many years as an officer of LMH Nurses Alumnae Assoc. For 30 years during vacation time, she managed the Bath School Wildcat Den restaurant at the Allen County fair. Ruby and Paul later moved to Otterbein Cridersville Retirement Village, where they were very active and named volunteers of the year in 2019 at Otterbein.

     

They are very proud of their family, surviving are 2 daughters, Susan (David) Blocher of Troy, OH and Nancy (John) Lautzenheiser of Bowling Green, OH. 2 granddaughters Maria (Tyler) Hess of Florida and Sarah Blocher of Troy, OH and 2 grandsons, Paul, and Andrew Lautzenheiser of Bowling Green, OH and 1 great grandchild on the way. Also surviving are one sister Eunice Ireton, age 100, of St. Marys, OH and brother-in-law Stanley Kreher, age 98, of Rochester, NY.

 

Preceding her in death are brothers and sister Lester, Robert, Esther Lutterbeck, Mary Katterheinrich and Ruth Burnfield.

 

Calling hours are Friday, April 12, 2024, from 9AM-11AM with a service at 11AM at Chamberlain Huckeriede Funeral Home, N. Cable Lima, Oh with Chaplain Peter Citerin of Otterbein officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date. 

 

Memorial gifts may be directed to 1st E&R Church 320 W. Wayne St. Lima, OH 45801 or Lima Memorial Foundation to honor LMH School of Nursing Alumnae, 1001 Bellefontaine Ave Lima, OH 45804.

 

A special thanks to everyone involved in her care. 

 

Arrangements handled by Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home.   Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

9:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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920 N. Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805

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Friday, April 12, 2024

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920 N. Cable Rd, Lima, OH 45805

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