Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln
10 a.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023, at the funeral
Ruby M. Swinford, 80, of Hartsburg,
passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023.
Ruby was born April 20, 1943, in Middletown, the
daughter of Lewis M. and Kathryn (Banister) Voyles.
She married Harold Swinford on October 10, 1970. He
preceded her in death in December of 2007.
Ruby is survived by her daughters, Angie (Rick)
Doolin, Lisa (Bob) Gaston, and Amanda (Mark)
Stoltzenburg; one son, Steve (Jennifer) Swinford;
grandchildren, Dylan (Danelle) Swinford, Austin
Doolin, Lane (Paige) Gaston, Jaylee (Quentin)
Swinford, Brooklyn Swinford, Robbie (Karrah) Gaston,
Mckinlee Stoltzenburg, Peyton Swinford, and Luci
Stoltzenburg; great-grandchildren, Oaklyn Gaston,
Holland Merreighn, Riggsly Gaston, Bryer Gaston,
Layla Gaston, Cloee O’Donoghue, and Clayton
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband,
Harold; and siblings, Merle “Abe” Voyles and Vivian
Those who knew Ruby would call her a
collector of unique items and everything in between.
She enjoyed arts & crafts, especially taking time
out of her day to paint. At Myers Industry she was a
carpenter and loved being able to have a profession
where she could work with her hands. She later
worked and loved spending time with people in the
Garden Center at Wal-Mart in Lincoln. She had a work
ethic and persona that was inviting to all who came
in to see her. Above all else, Ruby loved her
family; her kids and grandkids meant everything to
Services for Ruby will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday,
November 20, 2023, at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln. Visitation will take place
Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm at
the funeral home. Burial will follow the service on
Monday at Bethel Cemetery in Emden.
Memorials may be made in Ruby’s name to the
Hartsburg Fire Department.
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