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Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Friday October 13th, 2017
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Brosmer-Kemple Chapel
Saturday October 14th, 2017

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Ruby Pauline Qualkenbush

Ruby Pauline (Stevens) Qualkenbush, 93 years young, of French Lick, Indiana entered into eternal rest on October 11th, 2017 at the Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper, Indiana.

She was born in Dubois County, Indiana on November 22, 1923 to Perry F. and Bertie (Harris) Stevens.

Ruby married Robert T. Qualkenbush on May 24th, 1941 and he preceded her in death on September 13th, 2004.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, (1) Sister – Mary Helen Oakley; (4) Brothers – Floyd, William, Robert Lee and Kenneth Stevens and (1) Daughter – Sondra Jean Qulakenbush.

Ruby was a lifetime homemaker where she enjoyed spending time with her family, quilting and needlepoint. She was a member of People’s Tabernacle Church in French Lick, Indiana.

Ruby is survived by:

(1) Son Robert “Bobby Dean” Qualkenbush (Collene) West Baden Springs, Indiana

(2) Brothers Ernest Stevens French Lick, Indiana
Perry Dean Stevens French Lick, Indiana

(2) Sisters Opal Burton French Lick, Indiana
Betty Moffatt Augusta, Georgia

(2) Grandchildren Stephen Qualkenbush (Christina) Nicholson Valley, Indiana
Stephanie Faulk Indianapolis, Indiana

(3) Great-Grandchildren Michael “Robbie” Watson (Christina) Dubois, Indiana
Amanda Qualkenbush and Matthew Qualkenbush Nicholson Valley, Indiana

(3) Great-Great-Grandchildren Ava, Alexis and Jase Watson Dubois, Indiana

The Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Pastor Randy Simmons on Saturday, October 14th, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel.  Burial will follow at Crystal Cemetery in Crystal, Indiana.

Friends may call on Friday, October 13th, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Brosmer-Kemple Chapel and again on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Ruby to the Crystal Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Service, 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or at our website – www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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We were sorry to hear of Ruby's passing.  Uncle Perry and Aunt Bertie's family has always meant so much to us. Your legacy to me is the family that was always there for everyone.  I'm sorry we couldn't have been there for all of you but you were definitely in our thoughts.
God Bless us all and give us the strength to carry on.  As we grow older, we are more aware of how much we need him every day.

With much love,
Gib and Phyllis (Stevens)Haywood

Cousin Phyllis Oct 17 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the passing of Ruby!  She was a very special lady!  All of her family and friends will be in our thoughts and prayers!

Pamela and Elvis Nelson Oct 14 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Perry Dean and family. May God give you comfort and peace. Prayers for you and family.

Nancy Mack Oct 13 2017 12:00 AM

Bobby Dean, Aunt Opal, Uncle Ernie and Uncle Dean, Steve, Stephen, and Stephanie sorry I cannot be there in person with you all. I am so very glad I was able to spend time with Aunt Ruby last week. That time we spent together means so much more now. Love you all and know my heart is there with you all.

Connie Miller Oct 13 2017 12:00 AM