Nevada A. (Bollman) Ruby Obituary

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Nevada A. (Bollman) Ruby, age 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family.

She was born on December 2, 1930 in Hickory Hill, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late John Edward and Nevada S. (Thomas) Bollman.

She is survived by her beloved children, Donna M. (the late Donald “Donnie”) Swope of Bedford, Pennsylvania, John E. (Patricia) Ruby of Austintown, Ohio, David D. (Elaine) Ruby of Canfild, Ohio, Geraldine “Gerrie” (James) Thomas, of Meridian, Mississippi, Edith A. (the late Kenneth, Sr.) Slusher of Lake Milton, Ohio, Dwayne I. “Buddy” (Connie) Ruby of Kingston, Ohio and Nevada “Liz” (the Robert K. Sr.) Chalfant of Youngstown, Ohio; siblings, Ethel Ford, Hannah McKnight, Margaret Cornelius, Elise Gates, Sally Hess and Joe Bollman; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.

Besides her parents Nevada was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William D Ruby; siblings, Ruth Tedrow, Paul Bollman, Dolly DuVall, Maryann Weaver, David Bollman; two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

While Nevada had a hard life her family said that she was the most kind and loving mother anyone could ever have, that she made sure all of her grandchildren had a blanket made by her own hand, that her door was always open and no matter how little she had nobody was ever turned away because she would make a place for them so they felt welcome.

Nevada was proud of her long time membership at Grace Church of the Nazarene and her love of the Holy Bible.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, April 17, 2017 from 10:30 a.m. until the time of her Memorial Service at 12:30 p.m. in the Grace Church of the Nazarene Church, 5253 W Webb Rd, Youngstown, Ohio 44515.

Burial to immediately follow in the Brunstetter Cemetery.

Arrangements handled by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc. To leave condolences for the family go to

A television tribute will air April 17 at the following approximate times:

12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.

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