Ruby Tyner, 98

Ruby M. Tyner, 98, North Manchester, died at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20, at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. She was born Feb. 28, 1915 in North Manchester, to Fred and Gladys (Grossnickle) Cummins.

Ruby was a 1933 graduate of Chester High School. She married Buford "John" Tyner on Oct. 7, 1933; he died Oct. 9, 1970.  She was the assistant manager at GC Murphy, and she also worked for The News Journal and the Burger Dairy Store, all in North Manchester. She was a member of the Manchester Church of the Brethren.

She is survived by her grandchildren. Dennis Goff, North Manchester, Terri (Michael Williams) Fratus, Wabash, David (Cristina) Goff, Fairhaven, Massachusetts, and Darren Goff, Fort Wayne; great grandchildren, Nathan (Cassandra) Fratus, North Manchester, Veronica (Frank) Trundle and Jennifer Aguiar, both of  Port St Lucie, Fla., Jeremy (Kelly) Fratus, North Manchester, Dereck Goff, Fairhaven, and Briana Williams, Wabash; great, great-grandchildren, Charlie Vanyo, Brodie Fratus, and Ralik Fratus all of North Manchester, Bryan, Bianca and Brandon Trundle, all of Port St Lucie; sister Lucille Newell, North Manchester, and nieces and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her daughter, Joyce Marlene Goff, who died Dec. 22, 2009, son-in-law Gaelon Goff, great-great grandson Malik Fratus, sister Willodean Walters, her husband and nephew.

Graveside services and burial will be Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, North Manchester.

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Posted on 2013 Dec 23